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  • Hymn of the day

    Hymn of the day

    Another hymn by Charles Wesley. This hymn was adapted by John Wesley for public use from a love poem that his brother Charles had originally written for his wife, Sarah (Sally).

  • A “new” camera

    A “new” camera

    I’ve had a “significant” birthday this week — one that ends with a “0”! — and to mark the occasion my wife treated me to an especially fine present, a beautifully refurbished Rollei 35SE from filmfurbish. These little cameras really are masterpieces of design and engineering, among the smallest 35mm cameras that have ever been […]

  • Hymn of the day

    Hymn of the day

    Today’s hymn was written by German theologian Joachim Lange (1670 -1744) and translated into English by John Wesley.

  • John Major’s Warning

    John Major’s Warning

    I’m not a fan of former UK Prime Minister Sir John Major. Not a fan at all. But so many of the warnings he gives in this interview about Brexit have been right on the money. Remember: this interview was given some weeks before the Brexit referendum.

  • Hymn of the day

    Hymn of the day

    Another of Charles Wesley’s hymns. I don’t think I’ve ever sung this one, but it is a fine statement of Christian hope in a time of bereavement.

  • A Personal Update

    A Personal Update

    I haven’t been very active here or on social media for several reasons, but mostly because for the last few weeks my mother has been in hospital. Getting to visit her is difficult because of the distance (she’s a two hour drive away) and emotionally I’m pretty strung out. If you’re a praying person and…

  • Hymn of the day

    Hymn of the day

    One of Charles Wesley’s best known hymns today

  • Photo Print Day

    Photo Print Day

    #PhotoPrintDay is an initiative started last year by @smalltowninertia to use photography to do a bit of good in the world. There we two last year, and the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria have prompted another, to be held on 18/19 February. You don’t have to be “A Photographer” to take part – any sort…

  • With all your mind?

    With all your mind?

    Kim Fabricius argues that learning and scholarship are not the enemies of faith