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The Cross Gates Inn at Blacko has a sign above it’s door that reads:

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A recent Bible Study was on Daniel 10. This bible-book is a rich vein of spiritual truth, yet its mining is not easy. It talks about the prince of Persia and the coming prince of Greece resisting the angels of God. These two individuals, some assume, refer to wicked spiritual entities rather than actual earthly tyrants. I cannot imagine an actual king or prince of Persia withstanding the mighty Gabriel. If this interpretation is correct, a whole can of interesting worms come a-wriggling out:

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The new equality morality that is saturating political parties and public institutions has begun to rob words of their meaning. When language loses precision and we communicate via an incomprehensible Newspeak, our sense of right and wrong suffers paralysis.

Well might the prophet Isaiah write in chapter 5 verse 20:

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No, it isn't a spelling mistake. A young tree, planted relatively recently, then uprooted by the wild winds of winter, might be said to be a sad sight. But when I paused on my walk from Crown Point to Clowbridge and looked round the plantation where it lay, I concluded that there was something sad about the site itself, up there on the edge of the moors.

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I like the names of old pubs and seeing how they often link to Biblical and spiritual themes. There is one in Barnoldswick called the Fountain Inn, which was built the same year as our chapel, 1816. It is an unusual name. There are no fountains nearby to my knowledge, so it doubtless refers to the liquid refreshment on offer.

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Burnley is sometimes known for its low house prices, suggesting a lack of demand to live there. In 700BC, it was a much sought-after location. There’s a couple of square miles or so between Worsthorne village and Briercliffe district which contains two stone circles, four tumuli (ancient burials sites, now mounds) and three other ancient earthworks. The area enjoys wonderful vistas of Pendle and the valleys between.