Archive | September 2012

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REVIVAL … WITH A DIFFERENCE?

It is said that when Dr Billy Graham came to the UK in 1953 he visited Wales. Whilst there he spoke at a meeting for Ministers and Lay Leaders, many of whom could remember the 1904 Welsh Revival. ‘Do you remember the 1904 Revival?’ Dr Graham asked. ‘Yes! Yes!’ came the reply from the congregation. […]

TAKE THE HIGH ROAD

Many of us, especially those with Scottish blood, are probably familiar with the well-known traditional Scottish song The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond, often known more simply as just Loch Lomond for short. Loch Lomond is a large Scottish loch located between the counties of Dunbartonshire and Stirlingshire. The song Loch Lomond was first published […]

THE PEACE TEST

As many of our friends and acquaintances already know, Julia and I are looking to return to the Pastorate, somewhere or other, in the near future. Julia is now fully recovered from the chronic fatigue problems that led to her having to stand down from her position as Associate Minister at Beckenham Baptist Church nearly […]

MIND YOUR LANGUAGE

I have a confession to make! Sometimes I really struggle with the use of bad language? For a big bloke (6ʹ4ʺ tall and weighing around 16 stone) I am normally very mild mannered – more Clark Kent than Superman. Occasionally, however, I really lose it?! It is always in the same place – when I […]