Author Archives: Tim Chesterton

About Tim Chesterton

Family man, pastor, storyteller, musician, songwriter. E-mail me at timchesterton at outlook dot com

Is My God Better Than Your God?

Well, my little post ‘My God doesn’t kill kids’ has attracted a little attention, both here and at the Edmonton Ecumenical Peace Network site. I’m grateful for the positive comments, and have carefully considered the criticisms (expressed mainly on Facebook). … Continue reading

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My God doesn’t kill kids

In the light of today’s outrageous attack on a school in Pakistan, I think it’s vital for people of faith all over the world to stand up together and say very clearly, ‘Our God doesn’t kill kids’. In no way … Continue reading

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In the Bleak Midwinter – Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Boy, you can tell when a carol is written by a real poet. Christina Rossetti could write a lyric.

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A Witness and a Voice (a sermon on John 1:6-9, 19-28)

I’m not sure which school for aspiring politicians John the Baptist had attended, but he sure had a lot to learn about how to grab the limelight. We can imagine him participating in a modern election and being questioned by … Continue reading

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Gabriel’s Message

We used to sing this one when I was a choirboy, and I always loved it.

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Meadowvale (a prequel to ‘A Time to Mend’): Chapter 39

Link back to Chapter 38 This is the first draft of a work of fiction; it will probably be revised in the not-too-distant future. It tells the story of Tom and Kelly’s marriage; readers of A Time to Mend will know that it … Continue reading

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Kate Rusby: ‘The Holly and the Ivy’

My favourite track from Kate’s album ‘Sweet Bells’.

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