Author Archives: Minimalist Christian

About Minimalist Christian

Phil Hemsley is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the UK. He works for a multinational company in the power industry, has presented technical papers at international conferences and holds many patents. He has published two books, the most recent is "The Big Picture, an Honest Examination of God Science and Purpose". He has lived on both sides of the faith fence. He is married, with two daughters.

The trampled poppy

It is 14th November 2018, just three days after the Remembrance Sunday where we promise not to forget the loss of lives in the 1914-18 and other wars. I am woken by Radio 3: “The headlines today … Half of … Continue reading

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The end of sacrifice

As we approach the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day at the end of the War to end all Wars, we remember the sacrifice of so many. The soldiers did not only make the sacrifice, they were the sacrifice.  They were … Continue reading

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Corbyn: A gift from God

In December 2013 I wrote a post “Austerity is working?” prompted by a headline in The Sunday Times “Austerity is Working”.  Things have got worse since then on many counts, but one prophecy has been fulfilled:  In my post I … Continue reading

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How to dry your clothes – a comparison of tumble drying methods.

I’ve been investigating tumble dryers to see which is most environmentally friendly. Surprisingly, I’ve not found a good comparison of the basic types, so here’s mine. There are three main types of tumble dryer: vented, condensing and heat pump. And … Continue reading

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Corbyn’s enemies shoot themselves in the foot

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The simple change to government budgeting rules that could solve the housing problem

In 1980 the Conservative government introduced the right to buy council houses.  The rules were that half the proceeds of the sales were paid to the local authorities, but they were restricted to spending the money to reduce their debt … Continue reading

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Christmas – the start of a tragedy?

We have just celebrated Remembrance Day, and we are in the lead up to another day  of remembering an event that modern philosophy would view as tragic.  Jesus Christ was born specifically with the deliberate destiny of dying a horrific … Continue reading

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Making decisions as a community

Often we have to make decisions as a community; a family, a nation, a team.  How do we go about it?  Usually we will simply ask “what do you think we should do?”  And then we will argue against the … Continue reading

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More than a General Election

8th June 2017 was so much more than just a General Election.  I am writing this on June 9th with a joyful heart.  I give thanks that Love, Joy, Peace, Kindness, Gentleness, Faithfulness, Patience, Goodness and Self Control are not … Continue reading

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Terror attacks

These murderers were once normal people like you and me.  But they have been corrupted by allowing the seed of hatred to grow and fester in their hearts.  They have turned from all that is good. We must not and … Continue reading

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