Myths about Introverts

I’m fairly introverted. That might sound odd, given that I make a living as a performer (also hard to believe, really), but I tend to find that the best actors are actually fairly introverted (not calling myself a great actor of course – though I aspire to be one). I suspect it has something to do with their tendency to observe and analyse in a way that they […]

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A social media hymn

This is great – a hymn by Gareth Hill that picks up social media ‘themes’ and sees them in the light of the gospel: Jesus, hope of saints and sinners, yours the name we’re called to share. Hillside teacher, story-weaver and the heartbeat of our prayer. You invite us all to join you at the Father’s Kingdom call: so the friends of heaven gather to […]

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Living Photos

I’m not quite sure why they’re called living photos, but they are pretty nifty. You can change the focus within the image with one click:  

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Two Boys

I really wish I could see this show. Nico Muhly is only 29 and this, his first opera, is a co-commission from English National Opera and the Metropolitan Opera in New York – it doesn’t get much bigger than that! Chances are, you’ve already heard his music, for example, if you’ve seen The Reader. He’s certainly an innovative composer and by all accounts this is […]

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Aldeburgh slideshow

My flickr slideshow of shots I took in Aldeburgh & Snape Maltings:

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“He’s not safe, but he is good”

I’m quite ashamed to admit that I’d never read Narnia. I can see why it’s so popular, now that I’ve begun. I love the way Lewis describes Aslan: “Ooh!” said Susan,”I’d thought he was a man. Is he quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion.” “That you will dearie, and no mistake,” said Mrs Beaver, “if there’s anyone who can appear […]

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Kitty-doggy

And yes, that is a Five Iron Frenzy reference, in case you were wondering.

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Aldeburgh beach

 

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Jesus, my father, the CIA, and me – by Ian Cron

Jesus, my father, the CIA, and me A memoir… of sorts by Ian Morgan Cron E-Book edition, Thomas Nelson, 2011   In this book, Ian Cron writes a powerful and engaging memoir of growing up with an alcoholic father who worked for the CIA, and his own journey of faith. Cron writes with wonderful wit and humour, describing his entirely dysfunctional and unconventional family and childhood […]

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Review: Jesus in the margins by Rick McKinley

Jesus in the margins Finding God in the places we ignore By Rick McKinley 2005, Multnomah Publishers   This book was not what I was expecting. Perhaps it was my prejudice, but it was a book I had been given, and I thought it was going to be about seeing Jesus in the poor and needy. How wrong I was! Rather, it was a very […]

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Concert: Sydney, August 15th 2011

See directions and booking details here

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Downhere

I liked the first album from Downhere with songs like Great are you and Protest to Praise, but then didn’t really come across them again, until recently, when I got their latest two albums on a twitter special (I also posted their brilliant Christmas song How many kings). From the latest album Ending is beginning is a brilliant song called All at war: I’m learning […]

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