Game Dev Tycoon

The past few days, I’ve been busy playing Game Dev Tycoon, which was mainly because of this excellent stunt they pulled to do with piracy (read the post, it’s worth it). Anyway, I’ve been pleasantly surprised: I haven’t bought a game in ages, so I thought it was high time I got into something. And…

Intended for Good: The Providence of God

I’ve been thinking a lot about the providence of God lately. When I say, ‘the providence of God’, I mean the doctrine of God ordaining all things such that the apostle Paul could write “in all things God works for the good of those who love him” (Romans 8:28). That means everything that happens –…

The Trinity: What’s the Point?

The theologian Robert Letham once wrote: For the vast majority of Christians, including most ministers and theological students, the Trinity is still a mathematical conundrum, full of imposing philosophical jargon, relegated to an obscure alcove remote from daily life. (Source) I wonder if that’s something you can identify with? Is the Trinity something which you’ve…

2012: The Year in Review

It’s that time again: time for another one of my much-loved reviews of the year. Well, I’ve only really done one review of the year before, for 2011, but still – who’s counting, eh? Once again, this isn’t really a review of things which have come out this year, so much as a review of…

Review: ‘Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert’

A week or so before Christmas, I read Carl Trueman’s review of Rosaria Champagne Butterfield’s book, “The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert“. I was so impressed by the review that I decided to buy the book (Kindle edition – even though I don’t have a Kindle. I know, I’m mad! I read it using…

Keane and the end of term

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for us: last week (24th November) we went to see Mark Watson at the St Albans Arena. This weekend (30th Nov), we went to see Keane at the O2. Mark Watson was very funny – it was our third time seeing him live (well, fourth if you count…

Waking up with the Sunrise

I’ve long talked about it, but a couple of weeks ago I decided to finally bite the bullet: I bought our first sunrise alarm clock. It’s a Lumie Bodyclock Starter 30, which is probably one of the more basic products you can buy – and also one of the cheapest. We’ve now been using it…

Quick Review: Samsung Galaxy S Advance

On Friday I arrived back home to find my new phone had been delivered (well, it had been delivered next door and I had to pick it up, but still.): a Samsung Galaxy S Advance. This is to replace my HTC Wildfire, which I’ve had for the past couple of years. I bought it on…

Reverse Missionaries

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been watching a mini-series on the BBC called “Reverse Missionaries”. Unfortunately it seems to have disappeared from the iPlayer, but the basic premise was that three people from countries which were influenced by British missionaries (Jamaica, Malawi, and India) have returned to the places where those respective missionaries were…

Atheist Delusions: The Review

Recently I mentioned that I was reading through “Atheist Delusions” by David Bentley Hart, and I said I would write up a review of it when I’d finished reading it. Well, I’ve finished reading it now, and really enjoyed it. Quite a lot of the book deals with the same kind of things I’ve been…