Trials and smiles of an author (6)

I had a pleasant meeting with my publisher about two weeks ago, and “The Servant’s Voice” has been accepted for publication. I am hoping to supply the final final version by the end of April. This needs to include Acknowledgements (recognising of course Judith Renton’s contributions...

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Citizenship

Apparently the 1981 British Nationality Act allows the Home Secretary to deprive a person of their citizenship if it would be “conducive to the public good” - provided they wouldn’t become stateless. But if I travelled to France and committed a crime there, I would not...

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An apology

This is just a note to advise that there will be no post on Friday 8th, as the blogger will be in the Lake District. In the meantime, "The Servant's Voice" has been sent off to the publisher. What shall I write next? Any suggestions? Love from the...

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A theory about Jesus

Jesus Christ lived, died and rose again nearly 2000 years ago. Information about His life and teachings was produced according to literary, historical and missional practices of the time. He therefore never had the chance to be photographed, say, or interviewed on national radio. Neither...

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Book review 10: “The Landscape of Faith”

It’s probably about time for another Christian book review. Thomas Traherne’s “Poetry and Prose” I’ve already praised (and haven't finished yet) but in the last few months, I have read the following other Christian books: “Those who wait: Finding God in Disappointment, Doubt and Delay”...

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The morning of New Year’s Day

The twelve days of Christmas are a good time, and it’s a bonus that we have New Year in the middle of them. I have always loved the miscellaneous quietish week between the 25th and the 1st - and incidentally have never got over the...

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