On tearing down statues

On the 9th April 2003, Iraqis gathered in Firdos Square following the Coalition invasion and tore down a statue of Saddam Hussein.  The world watched on and cheered as this event symbolised the freedom of the Iraqi people from slavery and tyranny. This week we have seen further attempts to tear down statues, some successful,… Continue reading On tearing down statues

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

We are now entering another week of lockdown. We are under strict instruction not to leave our homes unless we are key workers except for daily exercise, essential shopping and medical needs.  Hitting the Easter holidays will make that sense of what we are missing out on all the more painful for many of us.… Continue reading Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Cattle Prods

Best Cattle Prods For Self Defense

For Starters What things give you meaning in life? Have any of these things been challenged  by the recent Coronavirus pandemic? A Look at the Text Do you think the author and the teacher are two separate people? The word translated “meaningless” in some Bible versions is the Hebrew word “Hebel” (pronounce Hevel”) which means… Continue reading Cattle Prods


Thankless (Ecclesiastes 9:11-10:4) For Starters Who would win? 100 metre’s sprint: Usain Bolt or me? A physics quiz: Stephen Hawkings or Donald Trump? A football match: Chelsea or Bradford City? How do you feel when you put in a lot of thought/effort but get little or no thanks 2. A Look at the Text In… Continue reading Thankless?


Uncertainty (Ecclesiastes 11:1-6) For starters Share honestly with each other your current emotional state as we face a period of uncertainty Have you had to make sudden and drastic changes to your plans as a result of Coronavirus? Give examples. Have you made specific plans to get you through the next three months? A Look… Continue reading Uncertainty


Ecclesiastes 10:5-20 “Irony” For Starters -getting us thinking If you could be king for a day what would you do? A Look at the Text What does it say? Rulers can turn the world upside down (v5-7) V5:  Kings are more than capable of erring and when they do, it has the effect of turning… Continue reading Irony

The Enigma Sermons (Ecclesiastes)

The Enigma Sermons I’m going to be sharing some talks (video and written)/studies on Ecclesiastes as this has been our Sunday Night series. However I am aware that some of you will appreciate some catch up and background. So I’m going to post a few articles today with background, themes and some past studies. Warning… Continue reading The Enigma Sermons (Ecclesiastes)