The White Helmets – Beyond the Greatest Love

Their motto is "To save a life is to save all of humanity".  Formed in 2013, 130 of their number have fallen, yet over 58,000 lives have been saved.  They are volunteer rescue workers in Syria called "The White Helmets". The "White Helmets" documentary is 41 minutes long and is viewable through Netflix.  It's hard…Read more The White Helmets – Beyond the Greatest Love

A guitar case leaning against a concrete wall covered with graffiti

Worshipping in the broken? Here’s how.

Music plays a big role in the church service.  Familiar hymns and songs can help us connect to God.  Soft background music welcomes us in the building, or covers the throat clearing during communion, but I wonder what we see when we look at the musicians? Do we just see some folks playing instruments together? …Read more Worshipping in the broken? Here’s how.

Picture of good looking beardy guy from the "Just Pray" video.

Re-blog: Seven reasons to ban the Lord’s prayer.

The Bishop of Sheffield, Steven Croft, has lashed out (or as much as English Bishops do lash out) in response to cinemas banning a simple video of people reciting the Lord's prayer.  The ban was put in place so that audiences "would not be offended" by the prayer when shown before Star Wars, or something.…Read more Re-blog: Seven reasons to ban the Lord’s prayer.

I see you. But through who’s eyes?

First impressions do count. When we first meet someone, we make a myriad of decisions about them.  Some of these will be accurate, some will be less accurate.  How we see someone will determine how we treat them. This initial picture will be probably decided on their demeanour, their clothes, their speech, their grooming, what…Read more I see you. But through who’s eyes?

3 sets married couple figurines on a cake. One pair men, one woman and man and one pair of women.

Gay marriage? My response might surprise you.

What do you think about same-sex marriages?  The answer will depend on who you ask.  Gay people, the state, the "Church", Christ followers, your neighbour, your parents.  Every one will have their own opinion.  It's such a contentious issue now-a-days that it's seems nearly impossible to talk about it without seeming to have an agenda. …Read more Gay marriage? My response might surprise you.

Angelina Jolie & Louis Zamperini

Angelina Jolie prayed for the rain to stop. So?

I have to say, I was pretty interested to read in the press about Angelina Jolie praying for the rain to stop during the filming of "Unbroken".   I love this kind of stuff, I really do, but there something much more important I want to write about. This story was the actually last of three…Read more Angelina Jolie prayed for the rain to stop. So?