“Talk softly and carry a big stick” – latest thoughts on the Russian- Ukrainian War

Before the Russian invasion of Ukraine I argued that such a move did not fit with Vladimir Putin’s known and declared ambitions.   It was not that I believed such an invasion could never happen, certainly not that I claimed the ability to predict the future. It’s just that Putin’s ambitions were understood to be the… Continue reading “Talk softly and carry a big stick” – latest thoughts on the Russian- Ukrainian War

New Horizons – update March 2022

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Sarah and I really appreciated the support and encouragement we’ve had from so many since we shared back at the end of 2020 that we were moving on from Bearwood Chapel. I thought it might be helpful to give you a little update on where we are at.  I’m hoping to follow up with some… Continue reading New Horizons – update March 2022

Putin’s bluff – a possible silver lining to the dark clouds over Ukraine

On Monday, Russian formally recognised provinces in the east of Ukraine as independent countries. This then was used as a pretext for Russian forces to be invited into those areas as “peace-keepers.” Things don’t look good for Ukraine right now and I’m sure many will be joining in praying for our brothers and sisters there… Continue reading Putin’s bluff – a possible silver lining to the dark clouds over Ukraine

COVID update

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Here’s a quick update on where we are on UK COVID data as England prepares for the final lifting of all restrictions. Note that there will still be guidance in place and that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have different regulations and guidance in place. I’ve stopped providing regular reporting of case data but as… Continue reading COVID update

The Daily Dose and Faithroots audio content

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We’re going to take a break from #TheDailyDose for a little while after today’s recording. The plan is to be back for some specials over the Easter holidays when the plan is to complete John’s Gospel with a look at the accounts of Good Friday, Easter Sunday and the post resurrection events in John 18-21.… Continue reading The Daily Dose and Faithroots audio content

Faithroots Survey

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I’m running a little survey to help me hopefully serve you a bit better. This should be just a quick survey. Please take part and encourage others to take part too. Most of the questions are multiple choice and there is one that requires you to rank the options by dragging and dropping

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COVID update 28/01/2022

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Here’s the latest COVID data update. First of all cases: As you can see, following a little bump, cases are once again on a downward trajectory, albeit at a slower pace. Remember that this means that COVID has been sitting at a much higher community prevalence since Omicron and this remains the case. However, we… Continue reading COVID update 28/01/2022