Without the Bible, there’s no Christianity. But where to start?

Over the months, an increasing number of my readers have told me that they’re reaching out for something, but they’re not quite sure what. These are people who have no tradition or background in Christianity, but they feel that following their experience of COVID and lockdown, something important seems to be missing from their lives. They’re reaching out for God, perhaps, rather than for formalised religion, and they don’t know how to make progress.

Certainty: the curse of our age

I was recently reading about early exploration of the Arctic and I found myself mulling over a most interesting fact: Scurvy was a massive killer of sailors and others serving overseas in the eighteenth century. It’s believed that between 1756 and 1773, the Royal Navy enlisted 184,899 men (they were all men in those days) and over the same period, 133,708 men died in service, ‘mostly’ of scurvy.

Arrogance: The Antithesis of Christianity

I wonder whether, like me, your friends or family have referred to the last eighteen months as ‘strange’? When I first heard this, it struck me as a rather odd choice of word for the period of COVID restrictions. But the longer I continue to see apparently fit young people wearing masks in the street, or even sitting alone in their own cars, the more apt the adjective seems to become.

Thank God that nature can’t spell ‘Coronavirus’

Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote a blog about giving gratitude for the English Countryside in summer. At that stage, it was warm and sunny and our garden was full of butterflies of many kinds. This year has been so different. I can’t remember a colder spring than 2021, and many of the plants in our garden were scorched by a heavy wind-borne frost well into May.

Concerns are mounting about vaccines. Our children must NOT be ‘vaccinated’.

I've said before on this site that I am no 'anti-vaxxer'. But I am increasingly concerned that the pressure is beginning to mount to bludgeon parents into having their children 'vaccinated'. As we all know, this is not a 'vaccine' in the traditional sense. It crosses many boundaries never crossed before and we should surely be taking maximum precautions, rather than rushing it through to a group that is not at serious risk from the virus itself, but may be from the vaccine.