Welcome! A brief intro…

Hi everyone. Welcome if you’re new here! This blog contains a mix of written and video content – lately the content has been video (see Sacred Musings) rather than written content, although I will continue to write from time to time. If you’d prefer to just see written content, there’s a box at the top […]

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Same site, different look

Hi folks, just to let you know that I’ve updated the appearance of this website. I was having difficulty finding a theme I like. WordPress is great, but one of the problems is it seems themes are getting more and more complicated. I wanted something which was just simple and straightforward! So, for the first […]

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Making Sense of 2020

I’ve been blogging here for a long time – nearly 20 years, in fact! Over the last few years, as the world has changed, I’ve started to post up more about working out what’s going on in the world. Especially from a Christian perspective (as you’d expect). 2020 has been a crazy kind of a […]

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Videos & the blog – update

I’ve just uploaded the last in my series on “How to grow as a Christian” – looking at the cross from Mark’s gospel. I apologise that my blog has become even more neglected over the last month, but I have been uploading videos weekly. If you want to follow these videos, the best thing is […]

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Comments closed

I’ve made the decision to close comments on this blog. This decision has been coming for a long┬átime now, but my previous post finally decided me. It was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back. The reason is mainly because I am no longer convinced that comments on blogs really achieve anything. In fact, […]

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All quiet on the blogging front

Just wanted to apologise here for how quiet it’s been here recently. Starting my new role as the curate here, moving house, and┬áhaving a daughter who’s just turned one continues to take up the vast majority of my time! I do have thoughts about things I can blog about, but most of the time I […]

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Before the Storm…

The last three weekends have been pretty busy for us – we’ve been up in Colchester (or thereabouts) for various reasons! We had a great time seeing friends and family and generally catching up with people. However, as of yesterday Mrs Phil is 37 weeks pregnant – which means that, if the baby is born […]

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Site Update: Comments

Apologies for site-related updates! I have decided to close comments automatically on posts which are older than 30 days old. In general this is because the only comments I get on old blog posts are spam, and this is an attempt to try and curtail that. Akismet is pretty good at catching most spam comments, […]

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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 […]

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Is Twitter making us dumb and angry?

Every few years, it seems to be an unwritten rule that the newspapers have to have a scare about dumbing down, e.g. GCSE results now don’t mean as much as they used to back in the good old days. Now, whether they have a point or not I can’t say, but it does seem to […]

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