The enduring image of Mary Magdalene has had a tough reputation both in the Church and popular culture … I fully enjoyed seeing Mary restored to a position of authority as a key apostle of Jesus and an important element of the early church in her own standing.
Sex is a weapon in this brutal espionage-em-up which sees Jennifer Lawrence star as Dominika Egorova, a prima ballerina, who becomes coerced into a dangerous high-level intelligence operation.
Guys, I wanted to introduce a new series of blogs that we are going to be unblushing over the next few weeks / months / years … We have called this stuff ‘Life, the universe and everything else’. The flavour and focus of these blogs is how we can explore science and God without losing sight of either in […]
OK, welcome back, we are now in at no.8 on Aseem’s list from the Observer a couple of years back. This is be resourceful. Actually, Aseem called it something like being born with all the knowledge and skills you need. I am not sure that the title helps to be honest, as we don’t have […]
OK, on to Aseem’s no.9 which looks at the pitfall of buying money. You’ve seen that new 4K curved TV in the sale, there is only one left and you can overhear the fella behind you talking about how he is looking for the same, 4K mega TV! This is it, you can’t hesitate, you […]
A couple of years ago the observer ran an article called ‘The 10 Most Important Things You Need To Know In Life’’ written by Rizwan Aseem. The article is interesting, it talks a lot about success, mainly in relationships and in making money and influence but it also has some other interesting ideas. Over the […]
I want to focus o two things: firstly my own personal experience of poor mental health, and secondly I want to reflect upon our role as “resurrection people” in amongst the challenges that mental illnesses bring into the lives of people. A few years ago I performed the funeral of a man in his 50s […]
Let me say this as clearly as I can today, Jesus is alive and it has changed everything! Early on this day, years and years ago, Mary was on her way to the tomb where Jesus had been laid, lifeless. She had with her spices and the things she needed to prepare Jesus’ body for […]
On the 10th of the 10th 2010 I was baptized by full immersion. But why? I grew up in a family that openly disliked church, though I’ve no idea why. Other than a wedding or two I had no desire to enter a church until I was 16 and that was only because I fancied […]
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 […]