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The Royal Wedding

I’m writing this a few days before the Royal Wedding.  On Friday the 29th of April, Prince William, second in line to the throne, will be united in holy matrimony with Miss Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, at least if everything goes according to plan.

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Illness

I’m sitting in bed, off sick from work with a cough and cold on my chest (no need for sympathy – I wrote this a couple of months back now). And it’s making me think about illness. Some of us have a continuous struggle with illness every day of our lives. Most of us are ill at some time or another, although you occasionally meet hardy specimens who haven’t missed a day’s work in 20 years.

Yet, even for those folk, the day may well come when they are struck down with flu, …

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The Bible is in the news!

2011 is the 400th anniversary of the publication of the Authorised Version.  The BBC has given over a Sunday on radio 4 to readings from the AV.  Hundreds of events are planned across the UK, and indeed the world,  to mark the anniversary.

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God’s plan for 2011

I wonder how many of you listened to the Queen’s speech broadcast on Christmas Day.  Her Majesty reminded us that 2011 would be the 400th anniversary of the publication of the Authorised Version of the Bible.

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A Visit to the Mosque

Recently I spent a happy weekend with my friend Philip and his family.  On the Saturday I preached three times at a conference for pastors and other church leaders.  Sunday afternoon, Philip and I went to the mosque together…

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