Tag Archives: Jesus

Why Christmas is for Babies (and that means us)

I go into Advent empty. Normally I enjoy taking apart cultural constructions and showing the emperor isn’t wearing any clothes, as it were. It turns out the same is true of me. Solid ground and certainties seem to bend in … Continue reading

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Sorry Seems to be the Rarest Word

I’ve been thinking a lot about the ‘take back control’ slogan used by the EU Leave campaign, and how it resonated with a power that Remain’s economic arguments perhaps never could. It seems to echo Ronald Reagan’s 1980 election promise … Continue reading

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The Rural Heart of God

  Now, well into a tyrannical reign- the right amount of “well into” for the beginning to feel immeasurably long ago, and the end equally far off- when power was centralised far off on another continent, there was a puppet … Continue reading

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Y’er Off The Edge of the Map, Mate: Here There Be Pirates

As awkward, wannabe-punk teenagers, my best friend and I were massively into the Playstation 2 game Tony Hawks’ Underground. Although we played it most Friday nights, we kinda sucked. So instead of climbing through the levels and completing the game … Continue reading

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Green Fingers and Jazz Hands

It was the iceberg of weeds. The other day I was weeding our jungle of a back garden, and merrily ripping out the gangly pests that had roots that barely scratched the surface. Overall, I was feeling like a green-fingered … Continue reading

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God: He’s Just That Into You

A common criticism I make of myself is that I am in love with the idea of love. Take every female character except Scarlett Johansson (skinny-dipping, yoga-teaching, would-be adulteress doesn’t quite sum me up) out of He’s Just Not That … Continue reading

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Cuckoo

‘Going through the motions’ doesn’t sound too much of an issue. Like autopilot, you’re doing the right thing, but maybe not as carefully or creatively as you might otherwise do. Thoughtfulness: an added benefit, but not compulsory. I’ve heard the … Continue reading

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