Originally posted on doughies:
The readiness of a sourdough starter, for baking or otherwise, depends greatly on the age (hours since refreshment) of the starter in it’s perpetual cycle of refreshment. Here’s a…
A light, easy, if somewhat-two-dimensional read, with a great twist…
A tantalising juxtaposition of three quotes on Christianity and ‘the physical.’
A review of Luc Ferry’s engaging history of philosophy.
Derek Rishmawy offers two great tips on sermon preparation: manuscripting and practising out loud.
Why do we get so busy? And what can we do about it? A talk on Jesus\ example in Mark 1. (mp3)
Three books I would recommend on the subject of busyness.
A simple recipe: a stack with a base of burnt aubergines, roasted peppers, caramelised onions, and grilled goats cheese.
A review of Anthony Bourdain’s memoir and insight into the world of the professional kitchen
An Easter Saturday reflection on the despair, irony and hope in Psalm 88
In the final hours before his arrest, trial and execution, Jesus found himself alone in a garden, wrestling in anguished prayer. This talk looks at the events in Gethsemane and considers what it was that made Jesus’ experience so unique (mp3)
Next week I will be blogging a series of reflections on the story of Easter. Find out more about what to expect.
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with this short film about the legacy of the Guinness Family.
Two sourdough recipes I’ve particularly enjoyed making recently: a mill loaf and a rolled oat boule.
The Old Testament is a kaleidoscope of grace and Charis by Preston Sprinkle beautifully depicts grace-story after grace-story after grace-story…
In 2012 I taught a series on Revelation. In the light of recent world events, if I were to go back and redo them, here’s what I would change…
In this talk, we look at how the biblical writers used the metaphor of wine to speak about the promise of new creation, and how practicing communion is a powerful way of immersing ourselves into God’s story. (mp3)
Each of the gospels tells the story of Jesus in a particular way, for a particular purpose. In this session, we look at Luke and John and try to work out why they emphasise certain themes and what particular points they are trying to make about who Jesus is and what he has come to do. (mp3)
A brilliant quote from D.A. Carson on the taunt of Matthew 27:42.
Each of the gospels tells the story of Jesus in a particular way, for a particular purpose. In this session, we look at Matthew and Mark and try to work out why they emphasise certain themes and what particular points they are trying to make about who Jesus is and what he has come to do. (mp3)
What are gospels anyway?! Why do we have four of them? And why are there differences between the accounts? This is the second in a series of seminars on the gospels. (mp3)
On celebrity atheism, straw men, embarrassing bed-fellows and some ground rules for healthy debate.
A suggested reading list on the gospels.