Author Archives: nickparish

News.

I figured I’d start the (potential) flurry of blogs with the main news item in our family.  That is, this will be our last year running the boarding house.  When we finish in July, we’ll have done a decade.  That … Continue reading

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New.

It’s been too long.  Sometimes I feel like I’ve got so much to write that I don’t know where to start, fearing that once I begin it’ll just be a torrent of ill-chosen or wasted words.  Words so desperate to … Continue reading

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Finding God in Unexpected Places. Philip Yancey. [book]

Figured I’d ease back into blogging with a book review or two.  My aim this year has been to read 52 books over the course of the year.  I’ve slightly lost track (as with so many resolutions) but I know … Continue reading

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Wounded hands.

Every week during term time, a group of us from church go into a couple of local schools to do assemblies.  It’s part of Bible Society’s Open the Book programme.  It’s fun.  Apart from the weekly difficulties of remembering which … Continue reading

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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made [book]

In a sense, this sort of starts as a book review and ends as a blog post… I first read this book quite some time ago.  It is by Paul Brand (and Philip Yancey – my impression is that Paul … Continue reading

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Barabbas.

This afternoon’s sermon inspired a re-write of my post on Barabbas from a couple of years ago… Imagine the footsteps approaching your cell.  You’re on death row.  Murder and insurrection aren’t charges that can be brushed under the carpet.  You … Continue reading

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Surely not I, Lord?

Last night I went to a ‘Tenebrae’ service.  Tenebrae is Latin for shadows, and is a very simple service that started and ended with a hymn, but the main part of the service was devoted to the extinguishing of a … Continue reading

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