Salvation at Auschwitz

The July-August edition of Sorted Magazine is available to buy now. Just a few months ago, on a bitterly cold day, I was trudging around the internment camp of Auschwitz, Poland, listening to my guide explain this building and that, when I came across a plaque that caught my attention. The corroded brass plaque was affixed to the side of …

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The Historical Jesus

The great, British philosopher Bertrund Russell once said, “Historically it is quite doubtful whether Christ ever existed at all, and if He did we do not know anything about Him.” Outside of the Bible – which incidentally is an incredibly reliable document – what kind of evidence is there that Jesus ever existed? Jesus Christ is arguably the most influential …

Eye Catchers July 27th

In the absence of anything new on the blog this week please enjoy these links that have caught my eye: The “It” Factor Every Relationship Needs What are you prepared to do to make things successful? I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why. “Grammar signifies more than just a person’s ability to remember high school English.” Interesting …

Suffering and Calvin & Hobbes

For ten years Bill Watterson entertained the world through his cartoon series, Calvin and Hobbes. In these cartoons Calvin – an intrepid little boy – is always off on some grand adventure with his faithful sidekick, Hobbes. Calvin’s father – a hybrid of Watterson’s own father and himself – is often seen trying to help little Calvin “build character”, usually …

Weddings: It’s All About Jesus

Wedding Morning Suits

I have just returned from one of my favourite weddings of all time. My best friend married his new best friend in a beautiful ceremony with a fantastic reception in Bristol. The church was packed out with friends and family keen not to miss this couple, loved by many, make their vows before God. Everyone I talked to agreed it …

Worship and Trials

“If a burden and its resulting pressure come upon us while we are not in an attitude of worship, it will only produce a hardness toward God and despair in our own souls.” – Oswald Chambers Last year I went through I and II Peter with the staff at YWAM Maui. This year I’m going through them again, thanks to …