Home » Posts tagged "Christianity" (Page 2)

Tag Archives: Christianity

The original and the contemporary Leviathan and the Third Way

Post Image

This morning, I was delighted to attend the opening of Biblefresh in High Wycombe. The programme for the day looked superb and I was sorry I could not stay for it.  Wycliffe Bible Translators set out a tremendous display which was a powerful reminder both of how many languages humanity has invented and of how many still do not have a Bible translation. Before leaving, I agreed to hand-write Job 1:6-12 as part of the Handwritten Bible Project, which celebrates the 400th […]

Tags: , , , , ,

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 […]

Tags: , ,

An encouraging day in Wycombe

This morning, I visited High Wycombe’s Cash Converters, where I learned how this firm provides a valuable service to some of the people who struggle most locally. I arrived with a predictable range of questions about fees, fraud and the avoidance of handling stolen goods and, I have to write, I was impressed by the answers. Next up was SAS, in Medmenham, who produce business analytics software and services. SAS is a privately held and extremely impressive company with a […]

Tags: , , ,

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 […]

Tags: , ,

Big Society quote of the day – Ayn Rand

Since it is Sunday and I am off to church, something from Ayn Rand seems excusable: The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live. Rand detested religion of course. Me too: it tends to spoil faith.

Tags: , ,

The Conservative Christian Fellowship

Post Image

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 […]

Tags: , ,

Top tips and the clear choice in British politics

Post Image

Today, I rode to church on my KTM 950 Supermoto, which revealed a couple of top tips I would like to share. On the ride home, I assembled these into an illustration of the clear choice in British politics. Here we go. Top tips for motorists and motorcyclists When in the rightmost of three lanes at a roundabout, indicating right, you should turn right.  If, at the last moment, you decide to turn left into the services, go around the […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Remembrance Day, High Wycombe

Post Image

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 […]

Tags: , , , ,

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 […]

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Newer posts →