Author Archives: nickparish

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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Epic Fail [Book]

This is a book review, not a self-depracating post… (I wrote this post a while back, but forgot to publish it!) I was given a book this week which, contrary to the rules, I read straight away.  It was a … Continue reading

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Holding on.

A little while ago, I wrote about waiting for the letter from the bishop.  The letter that was going to be a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ (or, as it turned out, ‘not yet’!).  And I wrote that I was ‘holding on … Continue reading

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