The Poured Out God!

The Poured Out God!

Why the Ascension? (Part Four) The image of a masked man holding a gun and coming towards you in your car is not one you'd usually associate with being blessed. But that's exactly what Catholic Priest, Father Tim Pelc, did a few Sunday ago for his congregation. The...

His Rightful Place

His Rightful Place

He is Exalted! (Part Three) According to Phillippa Lally, a research fellow at the Health Behaviour Research Centre in London, it takes (on average) 66 days for something to become a habit. Well, for us in the UK, today marks day 63 of lockdown. I wonder what new...

He is Exalted! (Part Two)

He is Exalted! (Part Two)

The Ascension of Jesus - why does it matter? Continued... I was reading two very different types of news stories last week. The first had to do with the phenomena of celebrity readings. Of course, people have been doing this for years - but during this lockdown period...

He is Exalted! (Part One)

He is Exalted! (Part One)

I don't know if you've seen it - but on the 7th of May, a hospital in Southampton had a brand new piece of artwork donated to them. The highly secretive street artist by the name of Banksy, designed a picture of a young boy playing with superhero toys - but there's a...

Journeys End?

Journeys End?

The final song on the Songs-That-Lift-You Playlist, is Psalm 134. You've done it - you've made it! You've sung the Psalms of Ascent, and now you've ascended. Here we are at Journey's End, our final destination: we set out for the temple, and now we're finally here....

The Greenhouse effect

The Greenhouse effect

A Dutch restaurant has come with a novel idea of allowing people a somewhat "unique" (and safe) dining experience during the Coronavirus crisis: Serving people food... at tables... in greenhouses! The Serres Sepparees restaurant on the Mediamatic ETEN Waterfront...

Remembering the Future

Remembering the Future

Every once in a while, there comes along a life that has an impact that reaches far beyond their own lifetime. Their lives leave a legacy that somehow causes their work/mission to grow bigger and stronger, even long after their death. And even their very name comes to...

The Question of Contentment

The Question of Contentment

Since this began; a whole host of actors, comedians and singers have taken to any and every social media platform going to keep us entertained until the lock down storm clouds have passed. One of those has been actor and rap-artist extraordinaire, Will Smith, whose...