Seeking to know Jesus and to make Him known to others

Posts from June 2016

Augmented reality

Over the last few days I have observed several groups of boys outside the church totally engrossed on their iPhones etc.  I spoke with one such group and discovered that CCBC’s premises are a location for the recently released Pokémon Go game. As I trust you all know, Pokémon Go is a “free-to-play location-based augmented reality mobile game …. [that] allows players…

Happy Days

The American general, John Sedgwick, fighting in their Civil War, famously said “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance” – and was promptly killed by a sharpshooter! John Wesley’s last words were “The best of all is, God is with us.” In Deuteronomy 33 we have Moses’ last words before dying aged 120 years old. Among various blessings on the Israelites,…

Unknown Idolatory

At last Sunday morning’s family service we thought about the Apostle Paul’s visit to Athens in Acts 17 and, in particular, how he saw an altar “TO AN UNKNOWN GOD” (v23) and then proclaimed to the people the true God. Athens was renowned for its idolatry but, whilst we may not necessarily bow down to idols of stone and wood, we also…