Not Many Wise -

Faith and spirituality in a modern world


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[1] What charity should I donate to?

A £5 note and two credit cards

How does anyone choose? What charity should I donate to? We want to give money to the poor and the needy and not get lost in paying for massive CEO and other Executive charity salaries….

[1] John (Jack) Wales: Earith early years, born 1925

Close up of John Wales' house upper window.

Earith, which is on the river Ouse, in the 1930’s is noted as a holiday resort and in the summer months many people enjoy themselves fishing, boating and swimming in this river. Our house, which is situated in the High Street, commands an excellent view of the fens, and it overlooks the river Ouse…

[1] What is Communion, is it the Passover Meal?

Little fingers in the food mixing bowl!

Jesus knew that He was going to finish the meal in a different way, but He did want to eat the Passover with his disciples.
In initiating the Passover Meal, God wanted certain things in this meal to point to the Jews leaving Egypt, but also, and more importantly, to point directly to Jesus…

[1] African 1950’s Safari introduction

Joe Lucas portrait

Joe′s Journal of 1950’s safari′s, work contracts and expeditions to far away places. The 1950′s saw a steady stream of well trained technicians available to industry, having completed National Service. I opted for travel and adventure overseas, well paid work with low taxation…

Adolf Hitler’s warning from God not to start a war

Mountains in Austria.

It would appear that God did draw a line in the sand and Hitler made a conscious decision to proceed with his plans.
The facts come from a documentary “The Nazis: A Warning From History – Hitler’s Path To War”

[1] Evidence of Jesus Christ – Non-Christian

Portrait of Jesus Christ historical figure.

Jeremy Bowen, BBC′s former Middle East correspondent, said about evidence of Jesus:- “I thought you couldn’t corroborate anything that was in the Gospels .. To start with I didn’t know there was a historical character called Jesus – I thought that you had to believe in Jesus the same way as you have to believe in God.
I discovered that in fact there is a lot of historical corroboration for the existence of this man…

Are dragons real creatures?

Golden yellow dragon with wings spread

There are a lot of references to dragons throughout history, but are dragons real? These creatures are probably based on real, living dinosaurs that are described correctly, or they have been described with the combined features of several dinosaurs, or they may be based on a real dinosaur with additional exaggerations. Written evidence from Europe and China…

What is church doctrine? Go Shake Your World With It!

A man pointing at you

FACEBOOK has its doctrine. Doctrine contrary to popular opinion, is not legalism. What is church doctrine? Doctrine is just the working essentials for getting things done. Facebook has it, Twitter has it and so have you. Doctrine determines:- Identity, Authority and ability…

Looking for revival

Seed germinating in the ground and sprouting through the ground

Why do so many people look down on anything old these days? When looking for revival it is Biblical to look back. But we are constantly told that everything is ‘improved’ and ‘new’. Why is that, because these things couldn’t have been perfect to start with! But God’s work is perfect.
He can’t be improved, neither can His works.
We can be such an arrogant generation!…

[1] Christine Reason: My story, the years 1922 to 1930

1916 George Whitehead in army uniform.

The bridegroom had been in the Army in WW1, serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps as a stretcher bearer over in France. The bride was the second daughter of Rev. John Haydon and Elizabeth, his wife (nee Batchelor). My story begins at my date of birth…