Category Archives: Faith

Has something clicked over climate change?

Has something clicked over climate change?  Over the last year I’ve seen a big change in levels of concern over those I know concerning climate change.  My church has put protecting the planet if not at the heart of its … Continue reading

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Psalm 104

Last week my homegroup did an SU harvest activity based around Psalm 104.  We have done this before. I cut flowers from the garden (almost at the end of the season) and picked up some faller apples and got people … Continue reading

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Lent

Lent has crept up on us all this year perhaps since it is so early (can we please have a fixed date for Easter).  My lent guide book started talking about food.  Its a little known fact that the medieval … Continue reading

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Earthrise from the moon what does it mean?

At our church last Sunday this photo of earthrise from the moon was shown.  We are doing a sermon series on worship and this was used as a pointer to get us to think about Psalm 8 by what did … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week-Moroccan mosques are going green

A large number of mosques are going green.  Last week I was enthusing that some churches in the UK were switching to green energy suppliers (see here).  This is a far more ambitious energy project.   Some 15,000 Mosques across … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – churches ditching fossil fuels

Thousands of churches in the UK are ditching fossil fuels according to data released yesterday.  The majority of Salvation Army, about a third of Quakers and a lot of Catholic churches (2000) have switched to renewable suppliers.  This sounds a … Continue reading

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In praise of pulses

Having grown up in Madagascar, I have plenty of time for pulses. You could buy a dozen varieties on the local markets, all lined up in baskets and sold by the tin-full. There was a wide range of colours and … Continue reading

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Netherlands -what is the mark of a civilised nation? Part 2

What is the mark of a civilised nation? And is cycling a factor? I was asking myself these questions as we did a holiday tour of the Netherlands. The positives are; the Netherlands is obviously a very cohesive society. I … Continue reading

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Does cycling make a civilized nation part 1? Cycling in Holland.

Does cycling in Holland make it a civilized nation?  I have just returned from a family holiday in Holland.  We had been once before but only to Amsterdam.  We knew Amsterdam was cycling crazy and I’ve put some pictures up … Continue reading

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Lent starts

With Lent having started people are expressing ideas of what to give up. In recent years the idea of a carbon fast has emerged. The oil lamp is going to throw its hat in the ring and make a few … Continue reading

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