occasional theological musings

A simple Christmas poem that I wrote for the Baljaffray Parish Church Christmas Eve service.

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus, lay down His sweet head,
But the babe became a boy,
And the boy became a teen,
And the teen became a man,
Pleased as man with man to dwe...

Back at the end of January 2020, a couple of months before the Covid-19 lockdown began here in the UK, I preached a sermon entitled "Sabbath and Time." At the time we were just at the beginning of a series on Sabbath, based in part on Stephen Swodoba's book "Subversive Sabbath". Sadly, I did not p...


The spread of the coronavirus/covid-19 across the world has, in many countries including (as I write) the UK, led to various stages of lockdown which have included church gatherings. Many churches have been scrabbling around patching together knowledge and equipment to produce content...


Following on from the work detailed in my previous post here are some details on a couple more tweaks that, whilst a little more advanced, add some important functionality.


 The Problem

Although I provided a refresh button on the administration page, I wanted to hav...

Luke 2:22-40

Part 1 - Now

Good morning. I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas. I spent what will likely be my last non-working Christmas Day for a while at my in-laws. Did anyone get some good presents?

Now, I wonder if anyone was particularly holy, and got a book like this?

I didn’t...

John 11:17-44

Last week, we read from Isaiah 9 one of the great prophecies of the coming Messiah, and we’re going to be thinking some more about the titles that it gives us for Jesus.

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be...