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
For me, 2016 started with death, it has been punctuated by death, and my most prominent memory of the close of the year, will also be of death. For the most part, these deaths have been of prominent public figures; Lemmy, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Terry Wogan, amongst others. I reckon if Keith Richard can…Read more Our inheritance
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.
Be like you. Okay, that's the daft hook of the way. Now read on to see why being you is better than being Todd. What I want to say, is that every once in a while we come across someone who epitomises everything we believe in and aspire to be. They could be a rock…Read more Don’t be like Todd White.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzqTFNfeDnE This got shown today during the church meeting. I found it moving and inspiring so I thought I'd share it. A sermon of Dr. S.M. Lockridge, set to music with some beautiful visuals. Text from the youtube page: Visuals set to the audio of the famous sermon "Seven Way King" (aka That's My King)…Read more Do you know my king?
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.
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?
Just as water can bubble out of the ground to form a spring at the lowest point in the forest, it seems that God can bubble out of us at even the low points in our lives. Uhrilähde is fresh water spring in Satakunta, West Finland. It's the weirdest thing to watch. In the middle…Read more Have you ever seen bubbling sand?
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.
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?