Monthly Archives: July 2010 – Amazing Grace

I’ve been loving the new 4Thought series on Channel 4, short personal stories of faith in 21st Century Britain. Last week saw 7 stories about Amazing Grace. Brilliant! Unfortunately you can’t embed the videos, but I’ve created a playlist on

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Last Week on Premier Radio…

… I took part in a brief conversation about “Gay Marriage”. The audio is now online, so click play below.

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Does God Hate Sinners?

I got into a twitter conversation this afternoon on the subject of whether God hates sinners. The conversation was prompted by this Mark Driscoll video. Now, what do we make of that? There are a number of verses in Scripture

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Driscoll on the reality of “Free Will”

This is one of the best explanations of election that gets round the canard of “violating free will”. You’ll either love this or hate it.

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Oh I do like to be…

Well what else are a father and his son meant to do on a day off?

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Life on Camberwick Green

Gets me every time. For those who want to know, this was the opening sequence to episode 5 of series 2. And very much on the same theme…

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Almighty God, who gave such grace to your apostle Saint Andrew that he readily obeyed the call of your Son Jesus Christ and brought his brother with him: call us by your holy word, and give us grace to follow you without delay and to tell the good news of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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Aber mit der Heimat
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dort und dort
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No one could describe
the Word of the Father;
but when He took flesh from you, O Theotokos,
He consented to be described, and restored the fallen image to its former beauty.
We confess and proclaim our salvation in word and image.
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