The infections have spread so fast that hospitals have been completely swamped. People are turned away by the thousands. Medicine is running out. So is lifesaving oxygen. The sick have been left stranded in interminable lines at hospital gates or at home, literally gasping for air.”
So reported Jeffrey Gettleman from India in this Wednesday’s New York Times. However what made his report so graphic was his own sense of personal menace.
“I’m sitting in my apartment waiting t
This could be great news. There again, it could ruin your day. There’s a national shortage of Marmite.
“Panic spreads among Marmite lovers as supplies dwindle, “ headlined this morning’s Times: It seems that the reduction in beer-making during the pandemic has markedly reduced the supply of yeast, the key ingredient in its manufacture by Unilever.
Marmite, of course, is a national treasure – even though it was invented by a German scientist at the end of the 19th centu
I don’t know whether my daughter has read this morning’s Sun but I’m sure she will be delighted to learn that her hero, England's Chief Medical Officer, is being considered as a contestant for the BBC's next series of Strictly Come Dancing.
In fact, such is her enthusiasm for Prof Chris Witty that she actually persuaded me to join the Facebook Group, Chris Whitty Fans Unite! It’s aim? “Let's celebrate Chris Whitty. The man who is helping us get through this nightmare, with
Going to church on Easter Sunday seemed strange, even slightly awkward.
Apart from some funerals I’ve conducted, I haven’t been to a regular church service, certainly with Jacqui, for over a year – even when it was possible. But now we’ve been vaccinated, we decided to make it for this celebration of Jesus’ resurrection.
But it wasn’t the same. No hymns (although some kind-of murmured through their masks), socially distanced at all times, no Peace as we know it and no win
The cruel and lingering death of Jesus, the Son of God, would upend our entire view of reality, subvert our every assumption of how we are to live.
As the apostle Paul explains “This is the way God works, and most powerfully as it turns out. It’s written, “I’ll turn conventional wisdom on its head, I’ll expose so-called experts as shams. (1 Corinthians 1:18, Message translation)
I’ve just finished reading an astonishing book of how a collection of very clever men in the o