A Lovely Way to Start the Year

My lovely wife and I were both sitting here on our laptops next to each other in the lounge while the children were quietly doing things upstairs. It was a truly idyllic scene as my darling was editing the latest chapter of my book that I've been working on in some spare time over Christmas. I hope I haven't neglected the family too much this Christmas—we have had some fun. Anyway, I must confess that, perhaps unsurprisingly, the scene hasn't always been this peaceful this holiday, but it was … [Read more...]

Personal Review of the Year

It's that time of year again. As I have done in previous years, I thought I would take the opportunity to reflect on the year that was. This post will consider personal matters, family matters, and my church.The year began with my regular tradition of putting the blog onto autopilot to give me time to reflect, pray, and recuperate. I have a tendency to end the year feeling exhausted and drained, and find the discipline of switching off my blog after the holiday period gives me a real lift. This … [Read more...]

Is This Five-Word Prayer One of the Best We Could Ever Pray?

My son, Joel, often wants to pray “Thank you, God, for everything!” I never know whether to congratulate him or tell him to pray a so-called "proper" prayer. Truth is, it IS a proper prayer! … [Read more...]

What Is The Purpose of This Mysterious Gauge On The Underground?

I wrote this post today on my way to the hospital with my son, Henry. I've taken the day off to be with him while he undergoes major dental surgery.Henry is a very observant boy and noticed the gauge that's pictured here under one of the seats on the train. We watched it and it fluctuated randomly, but seemed to go up when the train was stationary and down when it was moving.The Internet is a great way to tap into the pooled intelligence of its readers. So help me answer my son's question—what … [Read more...]

Living with Somebody Watching Your Every Move

I was reading this piece about the latest in "reality TV" and wondering what is it about people that makes them want to volunteer to have somebody install cameras in their home and watch everything they do for several months. We all value our privacy, and I know I wouldn't want cameras to be broadcasting everything that happens in my home. We are a normal family, and so there are some things that, let's just say, I would rather keep private. There is, of course, no doubt that knowing such … [Read more...]

What's Your Name and Where Do You Come From?

I came across this interesting website that maps your surname, showing where your extended family comes from. It's fascinating that most people don't seem to move very far from their place of birth, and as a result, there are strong concentrations of surnames in particular countries, regions, and even cities.So, for Warnock, I found the following countries most strongly represented. The figures represent the number of Warnocks per million of population.NEW ZEALAND — 60.08IRELAND — … [Read more...]

Terry Virgo – Taking a Break From Being Busy For Jesus

A couple of weeks back I catalogued what Mark Driscoll has been up to since Brighton. In a brief pause between preaching trips, we can now also read what Terry Virgo has been doing. I suspect you will get exhausted just reading it.The best line in the whole article comes when Terry explains his plans to take a Mediterranean cruise to celebrate forty years of marriage to Wendy. You can see that his enthusiasm for this wonderful woman hasn't waned, but rather has increased. I love his closing … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Preaching in Brighton

UPDATE - At the moment, it seems the only way to download this message is to subscribe to the CCK podcast via iTunes. I hope this will be fixed soon.Mark Driscoll returned to Brighton on Sunday evening and preached on Jeremiah 29 again.As it was a young, mostly single congregation, he really went for it, especially strongly emphazising the material aimed at young men. If you know a single guy, dare him to download the sermon or listen to it online here: … [Read more...]

George the Typing Toddler OR Boy, It Is Good To Be Home

It's so nice to be home with my family. I have lots of video content to share with you over the next few days (as well as notes from yesterday's Dwell London Conference), but I thought this video clip would be a fun place to start! An alternative title would be "Baby Blogger." … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Unleashed in London

The Newfrontiers conference in Brighton is now over, but for me the learning continues. It was a delight to bring my son, Henry, to hear Mark in the flesh last night. Having been away, it was good to get some time with Henry on the way there. Henry was very observant of the unusual surroundings of a Church of England church. He pointed out what seemed to him to be a typo in a Bible verse that was carved into the stone wall. It said "This do in remembrance of me." "Dad, that should say, "Do this … [Read more...]


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