Doctors with a mission

Doctors with a mission

By Amaris Cole Every Saturday a group of Israelis meet in a small petrol station cafe, drinking fresh coffee and gossipingabout their week. Some of them are young, some older, and some even older still – the voice that makes itself heard the most belongs to a small, 90-year-lady, with a lot to say. But […]

Comments made by children about the faith…

Comments made by children about the faith…

In the first book of the Bible, Guinessis, God got tired of creating the world, so he took the Sabbath off. Adam and Eve were created from an apple tree. Noah’s wife was called Joan of Ark. Noah built an ark, which the animals come on to in pears. Lot’s wife was a pillar of […]

Urban Myths

Two men were talking together. The first challenged the other, “If you are so religious, let’s hear you quote the Lord’s Prayer. I bet you £10.00 you can’t.” The second responded, “Now I lay my down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. And If I die before I wake, I pray […]

Surprise in store for Christmas

Surprise in store for Christmas

The Christmas advertising campaign has given us a wide range of images, some of which have upset bishops. But this year one Bishop has given his unstinting approval to the latest iteration. The new posters from ChurchAds.net, the Churches Advertising Network, feature a very different image of the baby Jesus and again is intended to […]

£1m reward for mermaid proof

£1m reward for mermaid proof

An Israeli mayor has offered a £1million reward to anyone who can prove the existence of mermaids. The offer from the mayor of Kiryat Yam, in the north of Israel, was responding to new claims of sightings of mermaids. Six months ago, when the promenade of the town was completed, the reported sightings of mermaids […]

Protecting our rural eccentrics

Protecting our rural eccentrics

Bird watchers report that the bitterns are back, if not booming. The once rare red kites are soaring across the Welsh hills even more abundantly than caravans heading for the Gower. The European beaver, absent for many years, has been reintroduced to West Scotland, and the red squirrel, for years only found north of the […]