I failed at University. Why?


I remember much of my first day at junior school like it was just yesterday. It was quite an introduction to formal education: the disappointment of discovering that my only friend was in a different class to me; the excitement of meeting up with him at break time; the bravado involved in asking the boy … Continue reading I failed at University. Why?

Let’s Face It, The Best Health Service Is Always Free


I read a recent news article about a French lady, Isabelle Dinoire, who in 2005 became the first-ever person to undergo a face transplant. Isabelle’s tale is a truly horrifying one; allow me to quote the BBC website as I tell it to you. “In a fit of depression in May 2005, Isabelle took an … Continue reading Let’s Face It, The Best Health Service Is Always Free

Salvation’s Song


The Christian music scene of today is a mixed bag. There are some extremely gifted songwriters who write very heartfelt, Gospel-focused songs and there are those who write rather more fluffy love songs which could probably be sung to a boy/girl friend [delete as appropriate]. In my opinion, a good hymn should sing of God’s … Continue reading Salvation’s Song

Go For The Hard Cell


I’ve been thinking a lot recently about what it means to be a Christian at University, and how exactly I/we fit into society and the church. I have often marvelled at how the life a student leads is perpetually estranged from the “real world”, and how we as students tend to warmly embrace this unhealthy … Continue reading Go For The Hard Cell

Star Wars and The Gospel: A Formidable Combination


This is a fantastic video of a young girl summarising the plot of one of the Star Wars movies through the eyes of a 3 year old. Whilst some of us might chuckle at her childish interpretations, it’s actually a surprisingly accurate review! Being young and culturally/socially ignorant means that she literally tells the story … Continue reading Star Wars and The Gospel: A Formidable Combination

A Brighton Diary


For those of you who were unable to be in attendance, or are simply curious to know what we got up to, here’s a breviloquent review of the recent Portsmouth Christian Union Weekend Away to Brighton. Patrick and I arrived several hours before the rest of the group. We were welcomed to our home for … Continue reading A Brighton Diary