I hope you are all doing well today. I thought I would offer a recap of what I’ve been posting about recently, which includes some theological posts and a few personal updates. Part of the reason why I’m doing this is because I had an issue with the dates of my blog posts. WordPress does this annoying thing where if you create a draft, and later edit and publish that post, by default it publishes to the time the draft was created, rather than the time of publication. Which is bonkers. You have to remember to update the post to ‘publish immediately’ otherwise your post won’t appear in the Reader on the right date. Which means most people won’t see it. Annoying, hey?
In the above post, I reflected on my personal circumstances and discussed the subject of walking into dangerous situations and why this is usually unwise. I wrote about how the way housing issues are dealt with in London is very frustrating.
In this post, I discussed some of my experiences related to being close to homelessness in London, including some of the things I witnessed while staying in a budget hotel. I discussed the fact that it’s better to live in poverty and do good than be wealthy and do evil. And pigeons! I wrote about pigeons.
Once in a while I try to offer some blogging tips to newbie bloggers, as I’ve been doing this blogging thing for over a decade now. This post proved popular and I’m delighted some of you found my tips helpful. Take a look at this post if you’re frustrated that not many people are responding to your posts.
The above post was inspired by the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine. It’s not a political post though; on the contrary, I argue in the post that in all situations it’s best to be mindful of God and focus on your relationship with Him rather than getting caught up in the propaganda and aggression associated with war.
This post discusses the view that the New Testament writings attributed to the apostle Paul are a development of the teaching that Jesus brought to the Jewish people, and looks at some of the conflicting Scriptures on the subject of the crucifixion in the Qur’an and the Bible.
In this post, I present an overview of the three books that I have written that I’m currently offering for free as eBooks. You can view the book covers and click through to handy pages that allows you to view the books directly in your local country’s store for your retailer of choice.
This is a short post in which I recall a conversation I had with a friend of mine on the subject of surrendering to God. I offer a perspective on what surrendering is, and why it’s rather paradoxical because of God’s control of the unfolding of all our actions.
A New Page
You may be interested to take a look at the new Page I have created, on which I share my vision for a multi-faith church of the future. This is a vision that God gave me many years ago (and which I write about in my book God’s Grand Game) and is always on my mind. I spend a lot of time planning and working towards realising this vision — I am hoping to set up a charity when my circumstances allow, though the project remains in its infancy at this stage of my life and I see it as my life’s work rather than something that will be accomplished in a few months or even a few years.
I hope this brief round-up has been helpful. I also hope that, unlike me, you remember to update the publishing settings of your drafts so that your posts don’t languish in the archives of the Reader, rather than appearing at the top of your chosen tags and categories, as they should! Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day ✌🏻