Cynicism is a dirty word in the Church and I do understand why. I wish I could be less cynical and I hope this blog might help me with that. However, I think there is room for a healthy scepticism in Christianity and I will attempt to explore that here.
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Is Originality Impossible?
Picasso allegedly said, “Good artists copy, great artists steal.” I believe I understand what he is trying to say in the first part of this quote...
I really hate this time of year
Autumn for those reading from the future. It isn’t I imagine one of my more popular opinions however I do not see the appeal at all...
Learning to be more open
Last Sunday I was out for lunch with two very good friends who more than qualify as people I can be completely honest with. I was having a bad time that afternoon and it was ruining my day...
The Joy Of Fixing Broken Things
I have to admit that I have the tendency to be a bit of a hoarder. Not the kind that keeps towering piles of old newspapers precariously scattered around the house or jars of urine on every available surface...
The 'Dumb' Kid
I never did very well at school. Nor in education generally for that matter. It’s quite ironic then that I’ve ended up working at a University...
Having unpopular opinions
Jaffa cakes are gross. Seriously what’s with Jaffa cakes? Why do people love them so much? What exactly is the good part of a Jaffa cake?
My name is Pete, I'm 31 years old and I have never written a blog before. I haven't really written much of anything since I was at school so this is somewhat of an experiment.
I was not born into a Christian home but found God through friends while at University. Some people who discover faith later in life are totally transformed by it and become "reborn" as totally new creations. This was not really my experience. I believed in God and Jesus and all the other bible folks... (Noah's ark is a problem) But I never had that much faith in most Christians that I met. I could never connect with them and therefore always felt like a bit of an outsider in Church.
I am hoping that through writing this blog I can figure out why that is and maybe connect with others who feel the same way as me.