Will Cookson and his wife Angie  Cookson

Will and Angie

I am married to the lovely Angie and have 4 amazing daughters. In my spare time I am also a Minister of a Fresh Expression form of Church in the Church of England called Springfield Church. As a growing church and as a Fresh Expression of church I am very interested in faith and mission. But I am also interested in lots of other things as well – such as society and politics, technology (I used to sell computer systems to banks!), statistics (my degree is in maths and stats), opera and books. So, instead of this blog just being about faith its also about other things I’m interested in.

This blog is designed to help me as much as anyone else to share some of the thoughts that pass through my mind. Enjoy (or not – its totally up to you). I would like this to be a place where people of different viewpoints can be heard and with civility. If you want to disagree feel free to but remember to play nicely (just remember I control the delete button). There are plenty of places where you can have a shouting match – this isn’t one of them.

The views I express here are mine and not necessarily those of Springfield Church.

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9 comments on “About

  1. Paul Barnard
    December 3, 2010 at 1:10 am #

    Hello Will,
    I stumbled upon your page by pure accident and have so far liked it (how did you do the snow over Tuscany?).
    If I maybe so bold(!) as to question your delete button control over shouting matches when you seriously seem to believe Christianity is vital to being a good person.
    Was your ordination questioned because you didn’t want to face things like this?

    I do apologise if I have got you wrong on this subject,I just thought I’d ask as an ‘ex’ Christian.

    What’s the harm in a discussion,I think I know which side would do the shouting.

    • Will Cookson
      December 3, 2010 at 8:14 am #

      Dear Paul,
      Thank you for your comments and welcome!
      The delete button thing is NOT to stop disagreement. I love a good debate – I have just seen them deteriorate on lots of web sites. It is NOT aimed at people who disagree with me or to non-Christians. In fact I can think of Christians I know that I would want to press the delete button on.

      The snow thing was something that wordpress allow you to do! Thought I would leave on for a few days (it automatically disappears at the latest by 4th Jan).

  2. Paul Barnard
    December 3, 2010 at 1:11 am #

    P.S…(the recent PB)

  3. James Bond
    December 4, 2010 at 10:34 am #

    Bond here – ornithologist…shaken, not stirred.

    Rather delete button some bloggers – does that include the shiny happy blogger who balances the world on the tip of his nose like a sea lion with a ball at the carnival?

    Must dash – retrieve those 3D specs from Moneypenny

    from FIFA with Love

  4. Jenn
    December 21, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    I love the header.:)

  5. Geoff Chandler
    December 22, 2010 at 12:03 am #

    Just dipped in here to see what a blog is
    I am not the best of readers – but I promise to try to read some…
    I will try also not to invoke the delete button activation 😉
    BTW – I couldn’t quite get my head around what Paul was trying to say…
    Is he suggesting you believe or seem to believe Christianity is vital to being a good person??
    I see that this is not what you were trying to say though.
    Sorry – don’t mean to confuse.
    I believe people of many persuasions are capeable of being good people
    and also Christian people can be ‘less good’ at times – but the general Christian ethics
    as outlined in the Bible are supposed to promote a good clean style of life.
    Ok – I will stop there
    Take care

  6. Will Cookson
    December 22, 2010 at 12:32 am #

    Hi Geoff,
    Lovely to hear from you – I’m sure you won’t activate the delete button!

  7. dev1
    January 13, 2011 at 2:10 am #

    Thanks for the tip about expanding the number of widgets in the primary and secondary widget areas of the Twenty Ten theme. I hadn’t stumbled across that feature, and no-one else mentioned it. Cheers!


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