United Church of OMG

Somewhat irreverent (and oh, how I hate the OMG acronym) but this New Yorker cartoon did raise a smile. It amazes me when standing at the door on Sundays how many people are already thumbing away on their mobiles before…

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Clarinet Dreams: Lucy Downer’s debut album Conversations

CONVERSATIONS Lucy Downer, Clarinet Claire Howard Race, Piano Saint-Saëns (1835-1921): Clarinet & Piano Sonata Op. 167 Allegretto Allegro animato Lento Molto Allegro Debussy (1862-1918): Première Rhapsodie Planas (1959- ): Spanish Rhapsody for solo bass clarinet Müller (1786-1854) / Rossini (1792-1868):…

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Photographic lights and shadows

It's a bit of an in-joke in my family - but when i visit places, I tend to take more photographs of places than of people. It's not that I don't find people interesting. Quite the reverse in fact! It's…

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Searching for an easier religion…?

I'm afraid I couldn't resist this cartoon from the 24 Jan 2011 New Yorker. Two quotations sprang to mind - which I'll just throw out for reflection... The first is from G K Chesterton: Christianity has not been tried and…

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Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 29 (February 2011)

Sacred Treasure Interesting article by Mark Dever on staying in pastoral ministry for the long haul - citing the example of the 3 bachelor Cambridge men, Sibbes, Simeon and Stott. Neil Powell has some useful tips on having a digital…

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