What do you do when you find out the great Suggs is going to be in the studio when you go in to do Pause for Thought on the the great…Continue
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This is the basic text of this morning's Pause for Thought on BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans Show. Search blog for 'Sudan' to read posts.
I guess most of us have at some time in our life entertained some romantic ideas about exotic places we dream of visiting one day. I remember reading…Continue
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There is something about English culture that is self-destructive. We are expert at missing the point and getting proportion wrong. The BBC is one of the most respected news organisation in the world, but we just love pulling it down. And some of those gleefully doing the demolition are precisely…Continue
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In Shakespeare’s The TempestCaliban retorts to Prospero:
You taught me language, and my profit on ‘t Is I know how to curse. (Act 1, Scene 2: 437-438)
What is it about us that seems hell-bent on turning anything good into something bad? Words are…Continue
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We should expect better, but sometimes you just have to despair.
A link to a BBC website this morning led me to the following quote by the Editor of the Church of England Newspaper…Continue
I did Pause for Thought on BBC's Radio 2 Chris Evans Show this morning.
I wanted to think about the importance of imagination – for good or ill. Having been in Eisenach, I wanted to contrast the imagination of Johann Sebastian Bach and Martin Luther with the horrors of Hitler's boys –…Continue
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A recording for a BBC Radio 2 documentary at 8am this morning in London. Then the Chris Evans Show Pause for Thought on 'imagination'. Then a keynote conference address on communications challenges facing the church (mostly posed by the digital age and social media). Then a panel discussion at…Continue
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I came down to London last night for an early start today. While all the Jimmy Savile stuff gets worse and the political rhetoric about our economic 'challenges' seems divorced from the…Continue
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Oh no! The Archbishop of Canterbury has lost his inhibitions, thrown caution to the wind, and – in a massive scoop for the media – has slagged off the government in a book to come out after he has left office in 2013. It must be his considered revenge, mustn’t it?…Continue
I was doing Pause for Thought on the BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Show this morning. It’s not always easy to know what to say about what, especially when you have to write he script a day or two ahead of the game.…Continue
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This is the text of the Radio Times article which caused a bit of irritated response in some quarters. It will be obvious that it is not critical of the BBC, but congratulatory and ‘encouraging’ of how things might develop constructively.
A couple of years ago, before X-Factor…Continue
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Given the awful news in the last week of deaths in Afghanistan (6 British soldiers and then 16 Afghan civilians), I wasn’t sure what to write for Pause for Thought on this morning’s Chris Evans Show on BBC Radio 2. How do we address something like this in a couple of minutes in the context of a…Continue
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I have just done this morning’s Pause for Thought on the BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Show. I probably should have done something on ‘leap year’, but I did it on ‘stories’ instead.
Having been reading the Bible for a very long time now, I often wondered why Jesus chose to talk in images and…Continue
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I was doing Pause for Thought on BBC Radio 2′s Chris Evans Showthis morning and arrived while some fun was being had at the expense of ITV. I caught the last half an hour or so of the Brits last night and was…Continue
I was driving over to a primary school in Ilkley this morning (dribbly rain and mist over the wild moors) and listening to the BBC Radio 4 Today programme. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, was being…Continue
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There I was, all set up to talk about football and the Brontës, then I find the studio full of women singing. And aren’t they brilliant?
On this morning’s BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Show Gareth Malone brought 20 of the 100 Military Wives choir (whose single Wherever You Are must surely go…
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There’s not alot of time for blogging these days because the days are all full. All good stuff, but full. There is loads I’d love to think and write about – Putin’s nomination for the Russian Presidency, the so sad suicide of Gary Speed, Syria, Egyptian elections, the Leveson hearings on phone…Continue
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Just for the record, I note the following:
1. On BBC Radio 4′s excellent ‘The Report’ programme, broadcast last night, I was introduced as having been a vicar in Southwark before moving to Bradford. Not true. I told…Continue
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