There is an old story of a surgeon, an architect and a politician arguing about who was in the oldest profession. The doctor said it must be him because a surgical operation would have been required on Adam to remove a rib for Eve. ‘Ah’ exclaimed the architect, ‘but before that, an architect created order out [...]
Ever asked - what is heaven like? Where do we find a spark of it today? Who helps us get there? Good questions which we want to answer here.
There are a lot of strange writings in the Bible but the Book of Revelation is up there with the best of them. Admittedly, there were many similar works but they didn’t get to stay in the final list of scripture approved by the early church. Yet, it has to be said that even among other [...]
‘What the hair oil?’ - My mother exclaimed this bizarre phrase whenever she was perplexed. Whatever it meant, it came from trying to fathom something outwith her experience. It expressed wonder. Children have a wonderful dimension of wonder. Listen to teenagers and their ideas for world rank from the zany to the deeply sensible, sometimes [...]
Appreciating the wonders around us.
A tribute to the cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht and asking why.
DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF So, this one time, in a hospital that will be nameless, my brother and I were on-call for our various specialities and this young woman is blue alighted in the front door. She is, what we call in the business, “Big Sick”. She will basically be dead in the next [...]