Bad news about the Beagle mission to Mars. It’s always disappointing to get a new remote controlled toy at Christmas only to find that it doesn’t work properly!
I am seriously considering upgrading to a new web host. This would offer me more webspace and bandwidth, as well as more complex website capabilities, e.g. PHP, MySQL, CGI, etc. I am currently looking at www.webfusion.co.uk whose WebFusion Home package offers a whopping 1.5 GB webspace and a 10GB monthly bandwidth allowance, and all for under £100 p.a.
I received the following albums from these fine people:
Apollyon Sun – Sub (from my wife, Jane)
Celtic Frost – To Mega Therion (from my wife, Jane)
Iron Maiden – Live After Death (from my brother, Eddie)
A very happy and blessed Christmas to all our readers. And a guid new year, too.
Feel free to download and read my Midnight Mass sermon, which was preached at St Salvador’s, Stenhouse.
Midnight Mass Sermon 2003, PDF (94 KB)
I’ve had some amazing conversations with people over the last couple of weeks about God, faith and the Church. Many of these conversations have taken place during Join Me activities. I am increasingly of the opinion that I do not have a problem with Church — that is the meeting together of people in Jesus’ name — but I do have issues with the Church, the institution.
I wish the Church didn’t focus so much on itself, on the mechanics and politics of how it will keep itself financed and organised, and instead gave more energy towards how to encourage and resource people in their spiritual journeys, helping them to know themselves better, fulfil their potential and support them in their relationship with God and with one another.
How do we — those already in the Church — help bring this change about? How do we help people’s focus to shift?