June 12, 2022

How to share one another’s burdens without carrying them Some call it compassion fatigue.   The Human body is not meant to carry the burdens of the whole world. One of the effects of the pandemic and Ukraine war has been to make many of us feel unable to really care any more about the fate of others. There is a resultant numbness towards others and we find it difficult to either watch the news or talk to someone close... Read more

May 31, 2022

I’m trying to reboot my blogging a bit as mental energy allows. Some personal matters are also taking a lot of time when my thinking is clear enough to do anything. But I would love to hear from some of you. Tell me what kind of posts have you enjoyed from me before? When I do have energy and time to write again what would you like to hear more of? It would be really nice to hear from some... Read more

May 25, 2022

Whatever your faith background I strongly recommend you put aside some time to listen to this remarkable meeting of two  of the greatest minds of our time.  This will surely become one of the most respected and widely listened to episodes of Justin Brierley’s Unbelievable?  You can watch the video right here or listen at the link below. Richard Dawkins & Francis Collins ~ Biology, Belief and Covid There is much more light than heat in this conversation and it is... Read more

May 19, 2022

I have resisted the urge to jump into the furore over what happened between Will Smith and Chris Rock. On the one hand I didn’t want to defend violence, because to smack someone in the mouth is never the answer. But on the other hand I didn’t like the way many peoole were roundeing on Will and cancelling him. Labelling him as no good and somehow undoing all his other contributions to society. It’s as though we’ve got to the... Read more

May 14, 2022

Recent events in my own life have shown me once again that God’s ways are not our ways. I have been disappointed at delays, detours from my carefully thought up plans, and wondered what was going on.  I even felt despair and desolation at points. Gods timing isn’t our timing as Moses found out when using his heavenly sat nav. pic.twitter.com/asHAkhSkXa — Adrian Warnock (@adrianwarnock) May 14, 2022 But at the right time God intervened and it suddenly became clear... Read more

May 1, 2022

For decades Joni Eareckson Tada has been sharing the hope of Jesus from her wheelchair. She is honest, raw, but full of peace and joy. In this short clip she offers a perspective on how to cope when life feels unbearable. Read more

April 28, 2022

Another year has passed. Today is the anniversary, not of my actual diagnosis with blood cancer (that came 22 long days later), but rather the day I became a sick person. I think of that day as something of a “Sliding Door” Moment for those who remember a movie from the 1990s.  I often wonder what my life would have been like if that day had just been like any other ordinary day of commuting to work instead of my... Read more

April 14, 2022

There is an often forgotten marginalised group of people of whom I am a member. You might spot one of them glancing around at other people nervous, as they move about somewhere, now the only one wearing a mask. They are likely to get exceptionally nervous if someone approaches them closely, or insist on talking to them close to their face. They might talk to a shop worker whilst standing in an open doorway of a shop to make an... Read more

March 9, 2022

I received a disturbing email this morning. A well known Christian ministry, which I shall not name, had decided that now was the right time to launch an appeal to help the Ukraine. What’s wrong with that, you might ask?  Well this ministry’s campaign was to raise enough money to create a brand new website with their own translated material to bless the Ukrainians with the gospel. I understand the sentiment, but as the Bible says “there is a time... Read more

March 6, 2022

I was recently reading Psalm 37 and saw something I had not seen before.  Jesus seems to have been alluding to this psalm in his famous line in the beatitudes “The Meek will inherit the Earth”. This teaching is of course as counter cultural now as it was when Jesus preached or when King David wrote. But what I hadn’t noticed is that David describes the attributes of these meek people who will be blessed, happy, fortunate, and who will... Read more

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