Keep Faithful and Turn to Jesus

A thought for Palm Sunday. My office mug has the message ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ copied from an unused Government poster prepared in case of German invasion in WWII.  This poster was never formally issued but was rediscovered recently and spawned numerous copies, tea towels, mugs, and spin-offs. The ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’…

His love available for all

3 men die and get to heaven, who is good enough to get in?.. So often we get confused by the gospel, but really it is simple.  We don’t have to be good enough, we just have to believe and trust in Jesus who has already done all that we need to receive God’s love…

God is God…

Like many people across the country I was shocked on Friday morning to discover that the referendum result was a vote to leave the EU.  Not even Nigel Farage or Boris Johnson expected that.  Almost immediately people woke up to the repercussions as the Prime Minister resigned, the pound fell and there were threats of…

Plugged In

When I was an Engineer in my 20’s, I was the Project Manager for the Power Substations that supplied both the Midland Metro (Birmingham) and Manchester Metro Tram systems.  My company supplied and installed all the equipment needed to provide the 750 volt DC power for the trams.  You can’t run a modern tram off…

Hunger for Christ

According to this weeks’ Time Magazine, it is better to be ‘single’ on Valentine’s Day than in a relationship.  The logic is that for single people there is less chance of disappointment.  They don’t risk receiving a gift they don’t value, or worse still discover their partner has given no gift or card at all……

Gone but not forgotten…

An address for Crewkerne Remembrance Sunday Service at St Bartholomew’s Church. The stole I am wearing today (that is the coloured scarf that vicars wear to remind us of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet and of our service to others) was given to me by a man called Father Angus Robson.  He had become a…

Stairway to Heaven

This Sunday in Churches across the world we celebrated Pentecost.  On the first Pentecost, Peter newly filled with the Holy Spirit as promised by Jesus, stood among the crowds in Jerusalem and quoted this prophecy. ‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy,…

‘Man in the loop’

This week Google’s robotic cars were given permission to drive on public roads and Amazon laid out its plans to use Drones to deliver packages in California. The car manufacturers were keen to declare that the cars were being driven manually when any previous accidents have occurred.   There is no doubt that the automated systems…

Though I walk…thou art with me…

I love walking, I always have.  The beauty of walking is that you see things that you would otherwise miss when you run, cycle or drive in the car.  There is the steady rhythm as you step out with each stride, there is the gentle feeling of your muscles working, and there are the sounds…