British-style bacon - cooked

British Bacon! Here in America!

I had British Bacon for breakfast! How come? Some friends of ours reared a pig, and were kind enough to let us have half the meat, because we paid for half the feed and half the cost of the piglet and half the butchering costs – even though they did ALL the work, care and…

MLJ on Romans

Martyn Lloyd-Jones began his epic series of expositions on Romans in 1956. That means that his expositions on Romans 1 are 60 years old. Yet, they are as fresh as the day he first preached them, on Friday evenings, in Westminster Chapel – the church that he pastored. This must probably be the most important…

My Portable Library

This is my portable library. Tim Challies, in his excellent blog, recently shared that he is moving completely to ebooks, in preference to paperback books. His article (which can be found here) explained many of the arguments for and against. Challies is an enthusiast for books. His blog has been mainly concerned with reviewing books…

Victoria Wood

The role call of heroes from my youth who are passing is getting longer and longer in 2016. I don’t normally agree with comments by Ricky Gervais, but his Twitter tribute to Victoria Wood, who died today, got it right. Within Twitter’s 140 characters, Gervais successfully summed up what we all thought about Wood, and…

Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Keith Emerson Dies Aged 71

Rock legends from my youth are dropping like flies this year. This morning’s sad news is the passing of the legendary keyboardist Keith Emerson, of the innovative rock trio Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Young people will not have heard of them. This is because they were from the days when rock musicians could actually play…

David Bowie in Chile

David Bowie Dies

David Bowie provided the soundtrack for a large part of my formative years. I do not have to have liked his lifestyle to think that his music was genius. I will try to get round to a longer article later, and include my favorite Bowie song in that post. For now, here is my second…