Friday, 27 April 2012

Happy Birthday

Today is my birthday. So, ‘Happy Birthday to me!’

How old am I? Here’s a hint:


… No. I wasn’t born in 1869!

(If you have ever wondered why Heinz claim(ed) to have 57 varieties (when originally they had over 60), click the image to find out.)

Monday, 23 April 2012

Geek Joke

Q. Have you heard any good jokes about sodium, lately?

A. Na!

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Where is God?

This is a perennial question – and not one that somebody writing a blog like this is going to answer. However, in relation to this question, here is something to think about. Eliezer Berkovits suggested (and this may be a quote) [that in order] ‘That Man may be, God must absent Himself. The God of history must be present and absent concurrently. He hides his presence.'

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

A Modern Not-So-Mythological Creature

Half man, half desk: The Deskotaur.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Easter Saturday

Easter Saturday – or Holy Saturday – is the day when God was silent. In his book, God on Mute, Pete Greig writes:

"No one really talks about Holy Saturday, yet if we stop and think about it, it's where most of us live our lives. Holy Saturday is the no man's land between questions and answers, prayers uttered and miracles to come. It's where we wait – with a peculiar mixture of faith and despair – whenever God is silent or life doesn't make sense."

Peter Greig
God on Mute: Engaging the Silence of Unanswered Prayer
Eastbourne: Kingsway Publications. 2007.

Sunday, 1 April 2012