Just to say that things are very busy at the moment – Lenten stuff, annual meetings, all the usual

– but joy of joys, my daughter is being baptised tomorrow morning, and I am just going to be playing the part of Dad – and that means that I don’t have to write a sermon this afternoon – I can put up a blog post instead! At least, until the wedding couple arrive…

(beach photo taken on the 20th January, and only just uploaded from the camera. Busy busy busy!)


Did the US invade Iraq to contain China?

A good article about the variety of language and metaphors used in the NT to describe salvation.

Feeding nine billion (bit optimistic IMHO)

Obama team sold merchandise at Arizona service (allegedly); Dershowitz defends Palin’s use of term ‘blood-libel’. A good remedy (h/t Byron)

Have just discovered Jay Rosen – here is an interesting article about journalism and blogging

A stranger in my own land (a vicar’s wife in Birmingham, somewhat reminiscent of Stepney) and a hopeful contrasting story.

Ten reasons to leave the EU

The new versus the new-new

Do it for the children (traffic)