ELF08 – some apologetic reflections: clearing the static and sharpening our vocabulary

I've never studied apologetics properly. We don't really seem to do that in the UK, unfortunately, unlike our American cousins. So I suppose that it has been more like a hobby, or rather, more an enthusiasm, than anything else. So…

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ELF08 – the marks of Christian community: some Colossians gems from Lindsay Brown

My heart slightly sank when I noticed that Lindsay Brown’s morning expositions were going to be on Colossians. This was certainly not because Lindsay was doing it (!) but because I have been teaching through Colossians on the Bible Teachers’…

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ELF08 – The Dawkins-Lennox Debate Revisited

Once again, John Lennox has been present at the ELF - and he has been talking about (and showing a video of) the debate he had last October with Richard Dawkins in Birmingham, Alabama (see Quaerentia passim - but esp…

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the emperor’s new … watch

Well, I ask you. Fancy a watch that doesn't tell you the time? Well, check this out.. Day & Night World First – An exceptional timepiece that does not indicate the time! With no display for the hours, minutes or…

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a very british queue…

I arrived just in time both to witness and to share in the experience of this cultural phenomenon - it is frequently remarked upon that Brits just love their queues (perhaps only superseded by Russians). But i thought this has…

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Mean what you say and say what you mean

I had a physics teacher at school who always used to say that. I remember finding it infuriating and pedantic at the time. But I since realise that I've become rather infuriating and pedantic myself. He must be chuckling (my…

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Miriam & Jez on cracking form at the Perseverance

Had the deep joy last night to get to hear my bro-in-law Jez supporting his über-talented wife Miriam (Jones) at their Perseverance pub gig. I've posted about Miriam before but the really exciting news is: You can watch some of…

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A few recent U2 poetic favourites

I've been preparing a seminar on U2 for the European Leadership Forum in Hungary at the end of the month - so have become even more than normally obsessive about U2. Sorry about that. What it does mean though is…

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