I almost never get angry. I’m relatively patient, tolerant and forgiving. Yes, I am an emotional person, but it’s more in mirth or travail, characterised either by joy-infused laughter or all-things-breaking-apart wails. Anger is something quite foreign, comprising an infinitesimal range on my spectrum of tendentious emotions (somewhere between 1–5%). I almost never get angry.… Continue reading You Wouldn’t Like Me When I’m Angry
I'm currently sitting in bed, feeling rather poorly. It's immensely frustrating. I should be out and about. I should be throwing myself into my intern placements. I should be organising and planning for this week's coming events, liaising with people. I should be preparing for an exciting new monthly worship session Chris J. and I… Continue reading Don’t Rush. Jesus Didn’t.
https://twitter.com/SamAllberry/status/895032741581864960 I chuckled when I saw this tweet. Obviously, tongue-in-cheek; relatable, nonetheless. Yes, contextualisation is important when reading the Bible, but thankfully God also speaks to us in far more creative and wide-ranging ways through His Word. There have been multiple times when the Lord has spoken clearly and directly to me through the very… Continue reading Age-Mates: Moses, Joseph & Hezekiah
Back in Japan! For slightly less than a month, mainly to apply for a new visa (and secondarily, though not any less importantly, to see friends and family and to rest and recuperate), before heading back to Durham to begin my church's internship programme (or more accurately, to join in part way with the rest… Continue reading A Penchant for Flying (10 Flight Tips)
(No, I'm not here to debate free will vs predestination, nor establish my position on said paradox. But I am going to muse about it based on my own personal journey thus far.) Sometimes I wish I could just get up and go. All of a sudden and out of the blue, spontaneously pack my… Continue reading “In Accordance With His Will”… By Choice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2ivHgTV-R4 What a legend. What an absolute legend. Just two weeks ago, Barry Gibb (sadly the only surviving Gibb brother), at the age of 70, rocked it out on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2017. He still has the magic touch. What a song. What a voice. What a falsetto. I grew up listening to… Continue reading My Childhood Soundtrack
Summer of 2013, Tokyo: one fine day in July, I was taking the train from Tokorozawa to meet the Wilson sisters for lunch in Kichijoji, transferring at Kokubunji station. As I was waiting on the platform, out of the corner of my eye—and also, in the blink of an eye—I saw an old lady hobbling… Continue reading Fight, Flight or Freeze?