The recipe I use for rice pudding is this one from the Guardian’s ‘how to make perfect’ series. It’s a pretty wonderful recipe (and a pretty great series) but it’s not perfect. It’s got one minor problem. The problem is that you want to fry your rice in the butter and sugar before you add … Continue reading How To Make An Even More Perfect Rice Pudding
Frequently the complaint is made that prison to too soft on prisoners, especially young prisoners. They have Playstations! And TVs! And a pool table! Now some of these criticisms are probably valid but some of them seem to stem from the idea that prison should be necessarily worse than the outside world. If the young … Continue reading How To Make Prison Not So Soft
All recipes should be as simple as this one for cheating at puff pastry or they’re wrong. (Youth work suggestion, young people like pies, maybe you could make pie as an ice breaker? Maybe you could ask everyone what there favourite sort of pie is? Maybe you could play Chubby Bunny’s with pies?)
I’ve just made casserole for church lunch tomorrow. If you would like to make casserole along at home with you, here’s how in the simplest possible way. Get a large casserole dish, this is a Le Creuset casserole dish. It’s made of iron, pretty much indestructible, and costs almost £100. My mum has one longer … Continue reading How To Make Casserole
Put aside for a moment the uneasiness that you feel about getting a professional counsellor to diagnose from a distance a twenty-year old’s mental and emotional issues on one of the biggest websites in the world, but this article from the BBC about Laura Johnson, the millionaires daughter who was convicted of burglary and handling … Continue reading Why Laura Johnson’s Riot Case Makes Parents Uneasy
“If someone who doesn’t know God prays to God does it make a difference?” With the collapse of Fabrice Muamba over the weekend and the incredible response to it, that’s the question that one young person I know asked on Monday. If you don’t know the event, Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsed forty minutes into … Continue reading If Someone Who Doesn’t Know God Prays To God Does It Make A Difference?
So, this guy called Dappy in a band called N-Dubz abuses someone he’s never met by text message after standing up with Ed Balls last year saying that text message bullying was wrong. I have nothing to say about this. (Also; is cyber-bullying the only place where the word cyber is still used?)
Desiring God offers all their content for free, here is their rationale as to why.
Everything in this article is true (it’s just putting it into practice that’s sometimes the hard part).
Last Saturday I had the privilege of doing a workshop on “Five Ideas For Reaching Out Into The Community” for Growing Young Disciples. The big point was to keep the good news of Jesus Christ central to you so you share it and are encouraged by it. The side point was to realise that any … Continue reading 75 Ideas For Reaching Out Into The Community