Is that really true?

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

On the first Monday of May 1980 elite forces from Britain’s SAS stormed the Iranian Embassy in London to bring to an end a 6 day siege and release over 20 hostages.  It being a Bank Holiday the duty reporter for the BBC was the unknown and inexperienced Kate Adie, and the story was hers to report as it unfolded … Read More

Taking a Short Break

Simon AllabyUncategorised

Turn the Page is taking a short break this week, but I’ll be back with a new story on Monday 27th February. I really hope that you are continuing to enjoy the stories, and that they are helping you to discover the ‘more to this life’ that we were all created for.  If you have downloaded the app then you … Read More

Dealing with ‘fake news’

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

While Donald Trump is ranting about being on the receiving end of ‘fake news’, he’s certainly not the first to have suffered in this way.  Some of the headlines in Jesus’ day might have read as follows: “It’s official: Jesus’ mother says he’s mad”, or “Jesus threatens to destroy the Temple” or how about, “This would-be Messiah is a lawbreaker”, … Read More

60SG Mark 10:23-31

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

23-25 Looking at his disciples, Jesus said, “Do you have any idea how difficult it is for people who ‘have it all’ to enter God’s kingdom?” The disciples couldn’t believe what they were hearing, but Jesus kept on: “You can’t imagine how difficult. I’d say it’s easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye than for the rich to … Read More

Falling in love

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

If you’ve ever fallen in love then you’ll be familiar with the symptoms – sleepless nights, butterflies in the tummy, the big grin that appears on your face when you think of ‘that’ person, and the joy of knowing that someone else thinks you’re precious and special.  It’s what our souls long for and when we find it our hearts … Read More

How do I know that you love me?

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

A famous Christian of the 19th Century John Henry Newman, spoke of the journey of faith as an accumulation of probabilities that in the end led to certainty in the heart of the believer.  He was pointing to the fact that while it is impossible to prove the existence of God, there is enough evidence to make it reasonable beyond … Read More

Ricky Gervais and the Last Crusade!

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

The writer, comedian and actor Ricky Gervais is vocal in his atheism. In debates with Christians he often points out that of the 3,000 supposed gods in the world, while Christians don’t believe in 2,999 of them, he just goes one further and doesn’t believe in any of them.  It’s a simple enough argument, but here’s an illustration that explains … Read More

60SG Mark 10:13-22

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

13-16 The people brought children to Jesus, hoping he might touch them. The disciples shooed them off. But Jesus was irate and let them know it: “Don’t push these children away. Don’t ever get between them and me. These children are at the very center of life in the kingdom. Mark this: Unless you accept God’s kingdom in the simplicity of … Read More

What are the chances?

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

In the beginning God.  Is that a reasonable statement or the fantasy of the primitive and uneducated?  The Grand Theory of Evolution takes the latter position and argues that life began millions of years ago, with the random formation of a very simple cell capable of survival and replication.  From that simple cell all life then evolved.   But how … Read More

You Are Amazing!

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

Next time you look at yourself in the mirror, take a moment to remind yourself how amazing you are as a human being!  One hundred trillion cells (that’s 100 with 12 noughts on the end), each containing DNA storing enough information to fill 1,700 average Bibles.  And not only information, but instructions for how that information should be used – … Read More