Tamasin Warnock’s charitable trip to South Africa

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My eldest daughter is now seventeen. I do not know what has happened to all those years!Next month we will be waving her off on a trip to South Africa. She will be spending three weeks of her summer renovating classrooms in a township school, and teaching children who have not had the fortunate upbringing she has. Some of the children may well be AIDs orphans.I am very proud of her. She is working with Hillcrest, and is expected to raise her own funds. Through quiz nights, cake … [Read more...]

What is relational Christianity?

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When I was just four I became a part of a family of churches that was subsequently called Newfrontiers. Terry Virgo was the founder of that group. One of our rallying calls was a call to "relational Christianity." This call is as relevant now as it has ever been. A few days ago Terry posted a couple of tweets about this: You are welcome to church life shaped & formatted by business psychology and procedure. I prize brotherly love and comradeship always!— Terry Virgo (@TerryVirgo) May 2 … [Read more...]

Guest post from Mrs W: “Regarding Wet Ugg Boots”

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My wife wrote this humorous little ditty, and as I haven't been posting anything much lately due to my January semi-fast from social media, she agreed to let me publish it here.  Please let her know here what you think of it in the comments section below and be nice to her, she is my wife! A silly poem fabricated in my mind during my rainy walk this morning with Albert, a poke at how we can get stressed about silly things! (From a Christian's perspective):It's raining on me Ugg … [Read more...]

My top 50 most popular blog posts

This will be the last blog post of the year, and as a permanent record, I wanted to share the top 50 posts on the blog at the moment.  This is ranked by number of visits since moving here to Patheos. You will see that many of these are recent posts, and 2013 has certainly seen some interesting subjects.There are some older posts that have enduring popularity, however.  In fact, there are many more posts that get a few readers every day.  It is always a good idea if you are interested in what … [Read more...]

A big thank you to all my top 25 referrers

There are many search engines and individual websites that help people to find this blog.   At this time of year I like to thank those who have sent the most traffic with a link-out.  This year I thought I would start with the big ones who I have usually ignored.  There is no doubt that Google continues to dominate this list. A lot of traffic comes from people who have a bookmark to the site, so add this and other sites you like to read to your favorites right now.The one with the most gr … [Read more...]

My review of the year: 2013

What a year this has been.  For me personally there were some quite challenging months while Andrée was working full time. This involved me in needing to do a lot more to help around the house than usual. But it did mean that I learnt to appreciate her even more than I already did.  I am very glad that she has now decided to focus her attention full-time on the family. Five children, a dog, and me is more than enough.  We all missed her way too much! I am thankful for her as she works so hard for … [Read more...]

“We wish you a very merry Christmas”

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T'was the night before the night before Christmas, and all was calm and quiet.....Not in most houses it wasn't!I know how this thing goes. There are last minute gifts to buy. There is food to wrap and presents to cook...did I get something wrong there?Fortunately, many of us men have a saint for a wife who carries the vast majority of the load at this time of year. But we still have no business reading or writing blogs over the next few days!So, I hope that you are looking forward to … [Read more...]

Best of the blog – 2003

So far I have posted highlights from the years 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. Now we are back to 2003, the year that started it all. And so we begin with the post that began it all. Its hard to believe that this was written more than ten years ago now.1st Warnock Blog Entry Jonathan Edwards Resolutions Put away childish things Can we live without the Bible? My personal Good Friday Agreement Why Good Friday? I believe in the resurrection Men vs Women … [Read more...]

Best of the blog – 2004

We are getting closer both to Christmas, and to the end of my series exploring the highlights of my more than ten years of blogging. So far I have posted about the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.Here then are my highlights of 2004. With a few exceptions which should be obvious from the titles bellow, there were quite a lot of memorable posts, but few series this year, and so I thought I would present these a bit differently than I have been.What does January mea … [Read more...]

Best of the blog – 2005

I am continuing my trip down memory lane. So far I have posted my personal blogging highlights from the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.Today we reach 2005.At the beginning of the year I was still at the height of what was a really defining dialogue for the early days of this blog, with a gentleman who longtime Christian blog readers will be familiar with as the Jollyblogger.  David hasn't been active on the Internet in recent times, since 5 years ago this December he w … [Read more...]


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