Are you looking forward to Halloween?

A lot of Christians are not too keen on Halloween. Why not have fun at Halloween, or any other time? Are we Christians just being killjoys? Or overreacting to something harmless? At this time of year we need an excuse to party, surely. For some, dressing up is part of...

Is there any place for religion in crime fiction?

Why is religion mentioned in my books? As religion or spirituality plays a part in many people’s lives, I have included it in Accounting for Murder, Double Entry. A lot of people say that it’s OK to bring in religion as long as you’re not too...

What do you do when you have a catastrophe?

Would a catastrophe destroy your happiness forever? I have written several blogs about happiness. Such as How much happiness can money buy.  Some people want to know if anything I have said would be any use in the face of a catastrophe. I am not thinking of the...

What’s so special about Sundays?

Some people find Sundays difficult. I met a woman the other day who no longer goes to church because her husband works away from home all week, so their Saturdays and Sundays are precious. She does however get involved with other activities run by her local church,...

Who controls the future? Do we have free-will or is it all fixed?

Do you believe in free-will? I have had an interesting comment on a recent blog, Has the sermon had its day?  It (The comment, not the blog) raises the question of whether all in life, and especially in death, is predetermined or whether we have free-will and whether...