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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Fight The Good Fight

Internet God

This site is stable. Well that’s my hope. Regulars here know that, in recent times, they might have visited this site to find that the site had gone down. That has been irritating for you. It has also been annoying for me. I give my time and energy voluntarily, and to find that my efforts… Continue Reading


Millennials Are OVER Church

Empty Church

Millennials, those people aged from their late teens to their mid thirties, are “the least likely to be religious“. Furthermore, a United Kingdom poll is probably typical in finding ‘41% thought religion was “the cause of evil” in the world more often than good.’ A recent blog post by Sam Eaton gave 12 Reasons Millennials… Continue Reading


Resources – Advent 4

The Annunciation

Let us pray (in silence) [that the message of God coming to save us may transform our lives] Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord,      [or Pour forth, we beseech you, O God,] your grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ your Son was made known by the… Continue Reading


What The Immaculate Conception is Not

Blessed Virgin Mary

Recently, in a group, a Roman Catholic told a joke which used the term the “Immaculate Conception”. The joke hinged on the idea that there was no sex, there was no father involved. That is NOT what the “Immaculate Conception” refers to. It is a common misconception – even, clearly, amongst well-educated Roman Catholics. Yesterday… Continue Reading


A Brief History of Advent

Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth

Advent is a little late on the scene. The Council of Saragossa (Spain, 380AD) is the first reference to a preparatory period before celebrating the Incarnation. Fasting and daily church going was required from December 17 until Epiphany (Theophany, January 6th – the celebration of the Incarnation in those days in that and other regions).… Continue Reading


Online Mission and Ministry


My e-friend, Fr Scott Gunn, recently reflected on there being no talking “about websites at the Evangelism Matters conference”. He was struggling to find service times at a nearby church. [All the discussion that follows there is worth a read – and joining in, of course]. Anyone who has been in the community around this… Continue Reading


Resources – Advent 3


Please note: the popularity of this site is such that it is under significant cyber attack (about half a million hits a month). This means the website is down from time to time (your own computer is, of course, not affected). Please be patient – there is an attempt to stabilise the site more. Thank… Continue Reading