Mother Warnie

Thought it was about time you saw the more attractive half of my marriage! This is Mrs Warnie with Tamasin and Joel. It was taken last month at a pantomime!  … [Read more...]

Father Warnie

No I havent gone Catholic, just thought I'd post this somewhat cute picture which was taken today shortly after Charis had fallen from a tree!  … [Read more...]

The year in review

Its that time of the year when we look back, get all misty eyed and think about the year that was. This will probably be a long post, in it I will first reflect on the ridiculously flattering but also rather humbling level of readership that has come this way in 2005, then I will review the highlights of the blogging year for me. Its my chance to think about what I have liked about blogging this year- who knows you might find even some interesting posts you would like to go back and read. … [Read more...]

Blogspotting the ESV, interviews and other posts

I am enjoying the christmas break, but as a compulsive blogger how can I resist the urge to at least do a quick "blogspotting" post? Its been quite a while since my last.Popularised by The Curator blogspotting is quite simply a way of thanking other bloggers for taking notice of this one. So what have people been saying?InterviewsThe Josh Harris interview has been linked to extensively, and many are very gracious about it claiming it to be a significant contribution to our understanding of … [Read more...]

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

I just lost at chess to my daughter Tamasain who is not yet nine! In my defence I did surrender my queen voluntarily at the beginning of the game, but in what might be a scent of things to come, I totally missed her ability to swoop down with her castle to do a basic "back row" checkmate. I had no defences that would stop it and as she helpfully pointed out afterwards I should have moved a pawn forward earlier in the game to give my king a way out. O the indignity of it! Still at least I … [Read more...]

About "punching day"

Charis was speaking about christmas the other day (it is almost all we are talking about in our family nowadays!). She said "and after Christmas day its Punching Day, isnt it Daddy....." … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Narnia

I have just one thing to say to conservative christians who criticise the Narnia film for teaching an alternative theory of the atonement -ITS A STORY, NOT A SEMINARY CLASSWe have watched it, and I didnt think about the nuances of the atonement once! The story is a great fantasy story which happens to reflect some aspects of the story of Jesus. One of my children (I think it was Charis) said it was the best film she had ever seen. We all loved the film and were enraptured by it.I have to … [Read more...]

A Christmas poem by Tamasin

The other night my daughter was getting ready to go to sleep and she asked me "Dad, how long is it to Christmas?" I said, "well do you know the date today?". She did a quick sum and said "23 days to go thats a long time....I remember last year when it was only 2 days to go and that was SUCH a long time......"For me, my advancing age makes me stop wishing my life away. There is too much to enjoy with every passing day! Anwyay, here is Tamasin's Christmas poem:Christmas tree, Chrsitmas … [Read more...]

Nonsense poem

Nonsense is thingsThat whisk me awayFrom normal lifeOn a boring dayNonsense is strangeIts truly weirdLike a man with birdsLiving in his beardNonsense is naughtyIt makes me badI painted the puppyAnd mum went madNonsense is sillyI wonder whySome birds have wingsAnd cannot flyNonsense is funIt makes me laughLike keeping your clothes onIn the bathNonsense is greatIt makes me giggleLike making your earsAnd eyebrows wriggleNonsense is madIts such a screamLike eating your sausagesWith your ice … [Read more...]

Is Big Ben the "doctor who place" Joel?

My son Joel (age 2) is bright, but like all kids has a slightly different view of the world than we do.He just pottered up to my PC and saw the picture at the top of my blog. He said "Look, Daddy's at the Doctor Who place, he is!"Isnt it funny that though we live in London, he only knows of Big Ben because of the events of the New Doctor Who episode Aliens of LondonIt was one of the best episodes of the new series, in my view. As I have been writing this post, the speech by Joel about Doctor … [Read more...]