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This Sunday's Gospel

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 132 GospelLK 15:1-32 Tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus, but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So to them he addressed this parable. “What man among

3 days, 22 hours in Christianity by Manach 514 Replies 30,866 Views

How do you manage your time while learning?

For me it is an Open University course, so I parcel out time blocks - time communuting or the hours 8-9pm when there is no other task but to focus on study

3 days, 22 hours in Distance, Online & Part-Time Learning by Manach 4 Replies 33 Views

Men who inspire you to age well

Jean Parisot de Valette of the Knight Hospitaller. He actively lead, as a 60 year old, his men in the Siege of Malta facing ten to one odds. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Parisot_de_Valette

6 days, 6 hours in The Gentlemen's Club by Manach 115 Replies 11,288 Views 1 Thank

Those who read books in a language that isn't their mother tongue: any tips?

Audio books in a the target language that you are already familiar with is a good way to get familiar with pronunciation - for me the works of Jane Austen are commonly available and usually good value for money

1 week, 1 day in European Languages by Manach 7 Replies 152 Views

This Sunday's Gospel

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 129 GospelLK 14:25-33 Great crowds were traveling with Jesus, and he turned and addressed them, “If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Who

1 week, 3 days in Christianity by Manach 514 Replies 30,767 Views

Anti-Irish sentiment in England. Civil War? etc.

I can only speak of the historical narrative. There has been centuries of casting the Irish as both the "Other", ie non-English as well as a potential backdoor to outside forces ( from Catholicism, to various powers hostile to state). It is the latter, in modern terms Ireland's adherence to the EU w

2 weeks, 3 days in Politics by Manach 44 Replies 839 Views

This Sunday's Gospel

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 126 Gospel LK 14:1, 7-14 On a sabbath Jesus went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees, and the people there were observing him carefully. He told a parable to those who had been invited, noticing how they were choosing the places of

2 weeks, 3 days in Christianity by Manach 514 Replies 30,743 Views 1 Thank

I have a law degree, law or accountancy or another career?

IT perhaps? There are many legal areas in IT that are continuely growing ( Privacy and GDPR to name but two ) that we are in constant contact with the legal dept about

3 weeks, 1 day in Work & Jobs by Manach 7 Replies 287 Views

Latin on Duolingo - "Romanes eunt domus"

https://www.duolingo.com/course/la/en/Learn-Latin now released

3 weeks, 1 day in European Languages by Manach 2 Replies 246 Views 3 Thanks

This Sunday's Gospel

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 123 Gospel LK 13:22-30 Jesus passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, "Lord, will only a few people be saved?" He answered them, "Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I

3 weeks, 3 days in Christianity by Manach 514 Replies 30,622 Views

Can I get started in IT without a degree

I've ever only known one person who has got into IT without a degree. He was brilliant and had to leave the course early for personal reasons and was very well versed in the specialised technology/stack needed at the time. Apart from that sole exception, I'd highly recommend some form of Higher Dipl

1 month in Work & Jobs by Manach 58 Replies 3,383 Views 1 Thank

Dog for two wheelchair users

Jack Russells, small and loyal and with a personaliy to provide company to the person all day

1 month in Animals & Pet Issues by Manach 62 Replies 1,053 Views 1 Thank

This Sunday's Gospel

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 120 Gospel LK 12:49-53 Jesus said to his disciples: "I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished! Do you think tha

1 month in Christianity by Manach 514 Replies 30,604 Views 1 Thank

This Sunday's Gospel

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 117 LK 12:35-40 Jesus said to his disciples: “Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master find

1 month, 1 week in Christianity by Manach 514 Replies 30,533 Views 1 Thank

This Sunday's Gospel

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 114 Gospel LK 12:13-21 Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.” He replied to him, “Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?” Then he said to the crowd, “Take care to guard against

1 month, 2 weeks in Christianity by Manach 514 Replies 30,475 Views 1 Thank