Protecting our children from ‘stranger danger’ in 2017 I recently attended an ‘E-Safety’ presentation at my children’s junior school. As someone who spends a lot of time online, I wasn’t expecting to learn much, but I found the evening to be a real eye-opener. When we were children, being aware of ‘stranger danger’ was looking […]
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the iconic ‘Desert Island Discs’ programme. Now a favourite on Radio 4, it was first broadcast on the BBC Forces Programme on the 29th January 1942. Each week a guest, called a ‘castaway’, is asked to choose eight musical recordings, a book and a luxury item that they […]
So if I’m honest, I’m not the most romantic bloke in the world. It’s not outside of my skillset but it just doesn’t happen naturally at times, so Valentines’ day can be a bit stressful. I had a look at the history of Valentines’ day, and was surprised to see that Valentine was a Christian […]
I know all too well the impact that gambling can have not only on the gambler but also on friends, relatives and colleagues. By the age of 49 I had lost hundreds of thousands of pounds due to this terrible addiction. Gambling landed me in the criminal justice system for over eighteen years, ten of […]
The world seems to be getting more and more unsettled, so much conflict and distress right across the world. I don’t know about you but often I find myself thinking that it’s all spiralling out of control and that actually there is nothing I can do, and that puts me way out of my comfort […]
Before defeating the Philistines, King David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I go and attack the Philistines? Will you deliver them into my hands?” The Lord answered him, “Go, for I will surely deliver the Philistines into your hands.” After successfully defeating them at Baal Perazim, they came up again and spread out in the […]
We’re all addicts of some sort, so be addicted – just be addicted to something better.
Dir: Mel Gibson Starring: Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths. Reviewed by Matt Adcock (@Cleric20) “What you did on that ridge is nothing short of a miracle …” War is absolute hell but occasionally there are still angels to found – even on the battlefield and this ‘based on […]
Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale follow on from their success with Why Suffering? with their new book, Jesus Among Secular Gods. Read our full review here.
In the course of our conversations with guys we come into contact with a lot of guys who have problems with addictions, normally alcohol or porn, but also drugs and other stuff too … including gambling. These things have an effect on a bloke of course, but not only on the individual also they have […]