Im feeling old..

You know you're feeling old when your daughter points out to you that records are 'old fashioned' as happened to Euan over at The Obvious? I guess videos will be next, although my kids like videos as well as DVDs.I still remember black and white TVs and that astonishes my kids! … [Read more...]

Bring back common law marriage?

For an excelelent thoughtful piece about the modern practice of co-habitation where couples living together are sometimes more committed than those who are married this piece is well worth a look. It explains that in English law there is no such thing as a common law husband or wife and asks should there be? For my part, I think its a shame that many people these days seem to drift into some kind of committment to each other without stopping to think what that means (whether they are married … [Read more...]

The Matrix – Revolutions

The Matrix - Revolutions has a list of sites exploring the philosophy of the MatrixI loved the first two movies, and most of the third. What I hated was the ending. Why is it that more and more films these days seem to blur the good old story of good vs evil and good being totally victorius in the end.I cannot believe that this is the end of The Matrix however, and suspect that we will be hit with a fourth. There are two many unanswered questions.Of course the mysterious brothers who … [Read more...]

Does the future have a church?

Some quotes from a new book by Terry Virgo I have been reading lately.On leadership Its part of the leadership gift that communicates confidence and expectation of success.On the church 'We will never stop researching the wonders of the universe. The angels will never stop researching the church''In a day when people want to give up on church, or simply ignore it, I want to exalt the church because it is exalted in Scripture. It is the bride of Christ: a reflection of the glory and the … [Read more...]

Blogging for the children

Euan at The Obvious?? states : "my reason for trying to give The Obvious? a positive outlook is not so much that I am trying to hide any negative feelings from myself or from those who read me as trying to counter the overwhelmingly negative tone of so much of what we read, hear and see in the media. I remember clearly, when I started writing my blog, feeling that I wanted to do my bit to make the internet the sort of place I woulkd want my kids to grow up in."I guess I also blog at least in … [Read more...]


Thanks gassho for this: "You know you've created God in your own image when he hates the same people you do. / Annie Lamott" … [Read more...]

Take a Christian Bloggers survey

Five Questions For Christian Bloggers is an interesting excercise. The idea that Christian bloggers are more knowledgable than their preachers may be true in some cases, but where it is it really worries me! … [Read more...]

How many denominations are there?

How many: "Protestant Denominations" are there really? … [Read more...]

Get passive smoking banned

The Big Smoke Debate gives you a chance to answer a survey about whether you want to be surrounded by smoke whenever you go out or not! You can guess how I answered it! … [Read more...]

Why are we here?

Joshua Claybourn: "If man has no duty or destiny, the next logical step is that man has no value. If man has no future, he isn't worth much. He is worth, in fact, about as much as a tree or rock. No difference. There is no reason to be here, there is no value" … [Read more...]