Every Sunday I write a more personal post reflecting on my week and also looking forward to the week ahead. For my full posting schedule, which includes regular posts about theology, philosophy, and music, click here.
In the UK this week we’ve experienced what weather forecasters having been calling a ‘cold snap’ – a short spell of uncharacteristically cold weather. Why anyone would describe a few days of snow as a ‘snap’ is a mystery to me, so if there are any knowledgable wordsmiths reading who can offer an explanation, let me know!
As the cold weather hit, my boiler broke. I was without hot water and heating for a couple of days, and under about 8 layers of clothing I still had freezing fingers and toes, and didn’t feel like reading or writing or doing anything much – all I could do was watch the snow pile up and wait for the boiler repair person.
Experiences like this should make us count our blessings, and I was so grateful for the shelter, clothing, and electricity which meant that I could still make cups of tea and heat up some food. It turns out that a frozen pipe outside the building was causing the fault with the boiler, and apparently very many people were having the same problem. By Friday afternoon I was back up and running, and having a hot shower on Friday evening was pure bliss!
This Week’s Posts
In my Thursday Theology post this week I looked at the way technology is increasingly impinging upon what I called our ‘biological freedom’. I looked at the example of sex robots, questioning what they will mean for sexual morality, and I also suggested that implants and other invasive technologies will become increasingly prevalent in the coming years, leading to difficult decisions for Christians.
In my Friday Philosophy post I continued my sweep through some of the big ideas associated with the presocractic thinkers, focusing this week on Pythagoras and his fascination with numbers. This gave me a chance to briefly state my own theory of meaning, which in essence is that no word or number has intrinsic meaning, but instead that meaning arises due to God creating impressions in our awareness.
New Song Out on Saturday 10th March
For those of you who aren’t aware, I’m in the midst of a songwriting and recording project, and am releasing ten songs over ten months. I’m currently finalising track seven; a heavy rock song entitled ‘Machines Taking Over the World’, which will be available to stream for free on Saturday.
The Week Ahead
It’s going to be a busy one! As well as my scheduled posts, on Wednesday I’m going to be publishing an interview with one of my favourite bloggers, and then on Saturday I’ll be posting again around the single release.
I’m currently reading ‘When Jesus Returns’ by David Pawson, an interesting book that I’ve just started so I’m looking forward to making some inroads into that in the coming week. What are you reading at the moment? Please let me know in the comments.
If you have any prayer requests, feel free to leave a comment or email me via the Contact page. Please know that even if you don’t give me a specific request, every Sunday afternoon I spend some quality time in prayer and I always lift up my blog followers to the Lord, asking for His blessing and favour over your lives in the coming week.
Have a wonderful week, and thank you so much for reading!