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 … [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...]

The best of the blog: 2012

Most years, at around this time I like to review the highlights of my blogging year. 2012 has certainly been an exciting year in the life of this blog. The year began promisingly with "How Great is our God" trending on Twitter, and in January I wrote on how the Church is meant to be a refuge, and how to move the immoveable God. In February I preached on the three phases of faith, a sermon that might surprise some of my Reformed friends. I also wrote a simple post, that once again reminded … [Read more...]

“I’ll never give up. You’ll never let go” a pick me up by my wife, Andree Warnock

My darling wife has written what I think is a rather nice poem. Tell her what you think of it in the comments section: Let love and mercy Never leave me Your wisdom and strength Be mine Give me the hope That never fails Give me the wind That fills my sails I lift up my head And everything changes I think of your majesty Throughout the ages There is a reason For every season To glorify you In me Oh quiet my heart And make me still I see that my cup Isn’t empty but full It’s overflowing With … [Read more...]

A graphical weekend with my daughter – revising Chemistry GCSE Higher level Science EdExcel

My daughter is really an artist rather than a scientist.  But I am quite proud of what we just produced. This is the joys of having a 15 year old. You get to remind yourself what it was like to be stuck in revising.  I secretly quite enjoy working with her on all this.  And most of the time I think she is glad that her old man still just about remembers at least some of his science and can usually work out the rest! Anybody else out there doing a similar thing this weekend? … [Read more...]

We grieve, but not in the same way as those who have no hope

This is going to be a very personal post, full of reflections on the death just yesterday of my Father-in-Law. But before I get into that, being me, I have to begin with a very important point of Bible understanding.  For I know that many Christians feel secretly guilty for the fact they are grieving.  They ask themselves, "why am I crying when I know that my loved one has gone to a better place?" I hope to reassure all of my readers who are currently in mourning, and every single one of … [Read more...]

An Old Poem on the paradox of so-called "freedom"

When I was younger I used to write poems. I can't remember the last time that I wrote one. I found this when doing some clearing up yesterday at home. I have to try and tidy the room that has doubled as a family "den" and my study so that we can get my son Henry in there soon as it is now going to be his bedroom. One major advantage of tidying (tho it does not come easy to me I have to say!) is that you come across odd things from a bygone era that you thought you had long thrown away. I … [Read more...]

Why did you turn into wine? George Warnock sings "There’s no one like you"!

This is the cutest video I have seen for a long while, even if I am a bit biased! … [Read more...]

A year on, and a return to the other country

I have had the pleasure of traveling fairly widely thanks to my job. I travel so often, and at times for such short periods, that I don't always mention on the blog when I am away. But there is one country that I tend to look forward to visiting more than almost any other. I am of course talking about the USA, often referred to affectionately by us Brits as "the other country". I look forward to my trips to the USA because I feel so at home there. I have so many friends there, and so many … [Read more...]


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