Psalm 137: Unbridled Anger

Psalm 137

Psalm 137 has some of the most recognisable lines of any of the Psalms. Its opening was made popular through the rather cheery sounds of Bony M back in the day, and its closing words are often used to demonstrate the horror of the Bible. Firstly, while I kind of like the Bony M tune for Rivers of Babylon, it …

Euthanasia

Bar

Disclaimer: This article is written purely from my personal perspective and is not in any way connected to the opinions of any organisations/entities I am affiliated with. Euthanasia/assisted suicide is rightly, a sensitive topic. Most of the discussion around it now focuses on the assisted suicide of people living in immense pain and what most would perceive as a low ‘quality of …

Dear Granddad and Grandma

Grandparents

Dear Granddad and Grandma, I don’t even know if that’s what I should call you as I’ve never had pet names for you, but it’s what I’ll work with for this letter. It may seem strange that I would be writing this to you. Firstly it might seem strange that it’s public but there is this big bit of me …

My Love for the Book of Job

Job

Since some experiences in 2012 that deconstructed my faith and created a big shift in my approach to life, I’ve fallen in love with the Psalms in the Bible, and also the book of Job. During that year I had an experience with the book of Job at a monastery. That experience has imprinted it within me and the impression it …

Poverty is About More than Choices

Fishing

There is currently an image doing the rounds on Facebook that depicts an overweight women holding two beautiful children. I won’t name the women or show the photo because I don’t know how true the story is and I don’t want to shame her here. True or not, this is the blurb that goes with the photo An obese mother-of-two …

Lesson Learned at Whammy Bar

Whammy Bar

Friday night was an experience for me. RJ, a good friend, had organised a gig at The Wine Cellar and Whammy Bar to fund-raise for TEAR Fund’s work of supporting  a small Baptist church in Gaza as they do their best to help those around them in need. It’s an issue RJ is passionate about and I’ve got a lot …