Category Archives: Christianity

Thought for Palm Sunday – Micah 6:8

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. – Micah 6:8 via

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Interview with a Pastor

Today’s civic service in High Wycombe included an innovation. Pastor Tim O’Brien of Union Baptist Chuch interviewed four figures from the life of the District: the Mayor, Cllr Jane White, Chairman of Wycombe District Council, Cllr Bill Bendyshe-Brown, me and local police commander Supt Gilbert Houalla. It all seemed to go very well, with plenty of humour as well as insight: we learn, for example, that local LibDems are looking forward to me increasing my skydiving rate. I explained how my […]

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Big Society quote of the day – Jesus Christ

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose […]

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The Conservative Christian Fellowship

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The Conservative Christian Fellowship, of which I am a member, has launched a new website: The Mission of the CCF is: – to build a strong, relational bridge between the Party and the Christian Community – to seek out Christians who support the Conservatives, and encourage and equip them to play their part – to provide unrivalled help and support to each member in their own quest to make a difference – to embed prayer as the foundation of all […]

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Remembrance Day, High Wycombe

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Today, High Wycombe remembered the fallen. The occasion was magnificently put together and very well attended. I would like to share with you two things from the service — a prayer and the second half of the second reading: Lord God our Father, we pledge ourselves to serve you and all humankind, in the cause of peace, for the relief of want and suffering, and for the praise of your name. Guide us by your spirit; give us wisdom; give […]

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How should we live?

After debating today with my pastor whether what the world needs is more or less government intervention in the cooperative actions of individuals (ie, the economy), I rediscovered the following from De Tocqueville (1835/1840). The passage paints his vision of a future democratic society, indicating how he foresaw people might live: I seek to trace the novel features under which despotism may appear in the world. The first thing that strikes the observation is an innumerable multitude of men, all […]

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