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40p per unit of alcohol: Lessons in social engineering

Today’s news that David Cameron seeks to introduce a law to make booze at least 40p per unit highlights the failure of social engineering and, more importantly, the secular state. The government acknowledges that binge drinking, not to mention problem … Continue reading

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Gone from the perspective of Pue

On my first day back in the harness this week, I was thinking back to my first five months as a vicar and forward to the next term. Recent months have been dominated by “Gone”, the homeless alcoholic who sat … Continue reading

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Gone has come back

On Wednesday morning I woke early after dreaming that Gone was back at the door. At 10:00am heavy footsteps outside my study made my heart leap and then the bell rang. It was my church warden. This morning, as I … Continue reading

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Gone has gone

The vicar’s wife is on blog leave this week. If you’ve been following the story of Gone, please pray for him. He is in Betel where we pray God will transform him from one degree of glory into another.

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The good grieving guide (part 1)

I wrote the following article on grief shortly after my dad died in August 2005. This is the first of two articles which appeared in our parish magazine. The good grieving guide (Part 1 – April 2006) Two months have … Continue reading

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