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Fan or follower?


If you asked most people: ‘Jesus … good idea?’, most people would probably still say: ‘Yes … I think so’. Jesus has plenty of  fans, but that’s not necessarily what He was looking for. When He began His preaching, teaching … Continue reading

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Safe


Nevin Spence 1990-2012 Safe. The big unwelcome interruption Death is a great interrupter. It pushes its way in, in the most obnoxious of manners. It is not part of the world God wanted or made, and the Bible rightly calls … Continue reading

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Wet Monday …


On a wet Monday in Wales it’s easy to lose any sense of satisfaction and go off trying to find it in some very non-constructive places! And when dissatisfaction starts to take root, it’s easy to go looking for ‘extra’ … Continue reading

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Big bellied Bert … star of London 2012


Well, I’d heard of Michael Phelps, but I’d never heard of Chad le Clos before yesterday’s final of the Olympic men’s 200 metres butterfly. Previously, the Westville Boys High (Durban) graduate made his biggest mark at the 2010 Summer Youth … Continue reading

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‘Less’ is a four letter word …


I paused with my first biscuit of the morning half way to my mouth. Some early morning news items are just altogether TOO disturbing … aren’t they? Matt Mc Grath, science reporter for the BBC had fed information to the Today programme … Continue reading

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Word for the week: ‘Minder’


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Word for the week: ‘communicate’ … and why the Bible seems such a hard book


The word for the week this week is ‘communicate’ … because I’m a long way from home here and it’s been relevant! Of course, I’m supposed to know a little bit about how communication works. But in the last 24 … Continue reading

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Our word for the week could be … ‘Change?!’


“I don’t want church to be fun. I don’t want it to be ‘personal’. I just want ‘polite but suitably distant’ then p*ss off.” The person I was talking to in the Co-op food store was adamant, and thoroughly well … Continue reading

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Sticky. Stuck. Stucker. (Sucker).


“Wow! WHAT a heifer!” From a good maternal line, she really is the one to catch your eye. Her mother is the great old cow below … but like all her female ancestors she’ll be a nightmare until she’s got a calf on … Continue reading

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The language issue …


… has always been a bit of a hot potato in Wales. I grew up here through the late 1960s and 1970s in the days of the Cymdeithas yr iaith Gymraeg direct action in support of bilingualism in Wales. For … Continue reading

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