The Use and Abuse of Hyperbole

The Use and Abuse of Hyperbole

Hyperbole (the use of exaggeration to make a point) was often used to great effect by Jesus.We can smile at the imagery but also get the message when he told people to remove logs from their own eyes before trying to remove specks from each other’s (Matthew...
When the Door Slam

When the Door Slam

I wonder if you’ve ever experienced the pain of doors slamming in your face? Of wounds inflicted by hands you know you should have been able to trust? I wonder if you have watched as the pathway you felt you were called to follow has been closed down before your very...
Extremely, Abundantly, Fully

Extremely, Abundantly, Fully

Every morning and evening Jews say “The Shema” which is a prayer from Deuteronomy 6:4-5.“Hear, O Isreal, the Lord is our God, the Lord is one, and as for you, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength.”I love...
Thank You for the Music

Thank You for the Music

I love all things Abba from the song to the fashion. I still have fond memories of getting ready to go out on Saturday evenings with Abba music blaring in the background. I even know all the words of most of the Abba classics. However, I wasn’t really interested...
I need a Copernican Revolution! Do you?

I need a Copernican Revolution! Do you?

The Copernican Revolution represented a seismic shift in the way that mankind viewed the universe. Before Nicolaus Copernicus it was accepted that the earth was stationary and that the earth was the centre of the universe. Everything else that man had observed was...
Marathon Season

Marathon Season

Recently, I was in London to watch my son run the Marathon; not quite giving Mo Farah any competition but he did great and was faster than the average time. It was quite a challenge to keep up with him, rushing round from one street-side position to another via the...