My right to choose?

Imagine the scene. You are driving home down a country road at a reasonable speed. Trees line the road on either side their branches swaying in the wind.A young woman steps out in front of the car. You begin to break. Your car slows. Everything seems to hang in mid air like a scene from the Matrix. You realise you are not going to stop. You have a choice. Hit the woman and almost certainly kill her? Or swerve and hit one of those trees that moments earlier seemed so pretty.You know … [Read more...]

Some people Ask The Big Questions

This guy who says I Ask The Big Questions asks: "'If you had to choose, would you rather eat poo-flavored-chocolate or chocolate-flavored-poo?' " some people have too much time on their hands. I am off to watch west wing. … [Read more...]

Know your emergent leaders or Goodbye Dan, Hello Nancy and Hugh!

Emerging church is going to have to wait- dont worry Dan, I will be back!. I have 2 newly arrived books that I want to read now and a brand new Pen Scanning device to get the quotes into the blog! One of these books is Blog and the other is Nancy's. Sadly Rick isnt getting a look in either the last few days....But I am glad to say that my daily McCheyne bible reading plan is going to plan- not missed a single day so far this year- wonder how long that will last?So many books to read, so … [Read more...]

Cynical stock email response of the British Blasphemy Corporation – lets do something about it!

The BBC is cynically dealing out a stock email which reads as follows to anyone who complains-Jerry Springer The Opera was written as a theatrical entertainment show and as a fun, opera-musical-comedy piece based on the talk show phenomenon. It is not to be taken literally. Those who watch it will see that it is obviously a larger than life parody of the confessional TV genre and the culture presented to us in these real-life programmes (which themselves go out on daytime television).It is … [Read more...]

UPDATE on British Blasphemy Corporation – lets do something about it!

The British Blasphemy Corporation have replied to my personal email as follows-BBC INFORMATIONWe are pleased to confirm receipt of your e-mail to BBC Information.All comments, complaints and appreciations are read and recorded in full on a daily log within one working day of receipt. This log is circulated widely within the BBC to programme-makers and senior management. Your feedback is extremely important to us, as it helps to form decisions about future programme making and editorial … [Read more...]

Nancy Pearcy on Christianity and politics

Back in August my blogging friend JOLLYBLOGGER quotes Total Truth as followsThis heightened activism has yielded good results in many areas of public life, yet the impact remains far less than most had hoped. Why? Because evangelicals often put all their eggs in one basket: They leaped into political activism as the quickest, surest way to make a difference in the public arena - failing to realize that politics tend to reflect a culture, not the other way around......Today, battle-weary … [Read more...]

Management course highlights

Just finished a great two day management course. The course came up with the following gems-To lead is to serve (where have I heard that before.....?)The appropriate way to give feedback can be described by the acronym BOOST- Ballance Observed (behaviour nor personality) Ownership (ie what can I do to help?) Specific (factual) Time- (at an approrpriate time)and High performance teams can be defined as those with-Shared vision or goal Results driven Sense of team identity Competent team … [Read more...]

A people divided by a common cause?

Like most British people there are definitely two sides to my perception of Americans. Firstly, I have to confess to a certain degree of admiration, almost envy. Everything about the US is so much bigger and more extreme than the UK. You are the world super power we Brits conquered other nations to be without having colonies. But on the other side I sometimes feel I don't understand you, and that can lead to almost frustration.When we don't understand, it can lead to both confusion and at … [Read more...]

More on the election and US pollitics

Bizzarrely, as my boredom with the US election continues to grow, my interest in the US show "The West Wing" has also increased. Tell me someone who knows about these things, does the West Wing in any way reflect the reallity of the US political system? … [Read more...]

When will the election be over?

OK its time to say it: I am bored of the US presidential election now. It just seems to go on and on- not like our brief and 'civilised' campaigns at all!I know depending on which side of the fence I am on I should be worried that one of the guys will destroy the planet by not cutting down on the pollution that the USA spews out on the world , or that the other guy will destroy the world by being soft on terrorism.I know it should bother me that one of them will probably appoint … [Read more...]