These are my notes rather than a full script. Intro Toddler’s birthday party.  One child jealous of attention / presents, started misbehaving, obnoxious.  Parent went to him and said, ‘Johnny, it’s not your party!’ Easy to be short-sighted: it’s all about me.  Perhaps slightly wider than just me: it’s all about me and my family.  […] continue »

What comes first? The local elections this week produced a surprising result – the opinion polls got it right!  The biggest results for the Tories were probably in Monmouthshire and Glasgow, where they took over Labour strongholds. But on the Tamworth Herald website, the first thing about the election is the news that we now […] continue »

Excited? I saw Arnold Schwarzenegger eating a chocolate egg.  I said, ‘I bet I know what your favourite Christian festival is.’  He said, ‘You have to love Easter, baby.’[1] Can anyone tell me a time in their life when they have been really excited?  Some examples: Birthday Christmas day Wedding day Birth of a child […] continue »

How is a sermon like a woman’s skirt?  It should be long enough to cover the essentials, but short enough to keep you interested. Did you hear about the young man who called his mother and excitedly announced that he had met the woman of his dreams? His mother suggested, ‘Why don’t you send her […] continue »

Lost in translation If you’ve ever been on holiday to a foreign country, you’ll know that – most of the time – people are pretty good with English, to our great shame.  But sometimes translations don’t come out quite right.  I’ve got a few here on-screen that I found online.  (See here.) We have a […] continue »