Hey everyone, I’m going to be 16 on Sunday!

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Yes, 1 July 2002 is when I was reborn – aged 40 in terms of my physical presence on this planet, and having been going to church for over 12 years and thinking of myself as a Christian, I finally … Continue reading

“Well, actually…” – Xmas thoughts from your friendly pedantic blogger

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Singing carols when you’re a pedant is hard. Because, come on – we all know Jesus wasn’t born on Christmas day, right? and very probably not in midwinter, and very very very probably not in the snow. Also: I’m pretty … Continue reading

not-so-holy greatgreatgrand*mother of God

So eight days before Christmas I’m in church and there’s a sermon on Rahab the prostitute, who got the honour of being an ancestor of Jesus! and then we sing Oh Come All Ye Faithful and there’s this line about how Jesus “abhors not the virgin’s womb” and I’m thinking: ha! as if that’s a big deal… he put up with a lot worse Continue reading