Author: adrian hawkes

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Have You Allowed Your Training to Put You in a Box?

Have You Allowed Your Training to Put You in a Box?Don’t get me wrong. I am very much in favour of training and I believe Dr Donald Howard’s comment that, “Education is life and you never finish learning.” When I was in college, one of my German roomma…

The Spirit Level

The Spirit LevelOver the years I have listened to Politicians quote from this book and thought to myself, very clever but that is not your quote we have read the same book.Going past the current debate on leaving the EU though one does have to consider…

Only Remembered Because …

Only remembered because…Recently, I was told that answered prayer is not a reality. “It’s just one of those coincidences.”  To counteract their argument, I quoted a complicated story of what for me was an amazing answer to prayer. Here is my story…

Welcoming Strangers.

Welcoming Strangers.Let us look at this problem in a more rounded way.  There is now something like 70.8 million displaced people in the world.  That is, people running away from war, persecution and terrible conditions. The population of the…

Fake News or Lazy Journalism?

Fake News or Lazy Journalism?I wasn’t really looking for such an article. I was looking for something else totally unrelated. However, you know what it’s like when you search the web, all sort of things pop up, relevant, interesting and “don’t waste yo…

CHURCH?

Church?I recently watched a BBC documentary entitled, “The Most Dangerous Man in Tudor England”. Fascinating stuff. Melvyn Bragg took us through the dramatic story of William Tyndale and the first English translation of the Bible.The story was not new …

Knowing

KnowingDuring my time in college studying theology, I concluded that many of the people whose opinions I had to study knew the Bible Scriptures much better than me.  However, I also concluded that they did not know the God who inspired it all. I a…

Trying to Answer my Critics. (some who are my friends) …

Trying to Answer my Critics. (some who are my friends) …This is something that I think needs to be said.  My hope is that it will be understood.There was a great article recently about the fact that it is not Politicians, whoever they are and what…

The Power of words…Watch your language!

The Power of words…Watch your language!We do many things with words. The book of James in the Bible says so. Chapter 5 of that book tells us how difficult the tongue is to tame. It says no one can control it. It can start a fire. It can be destructive …