Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Richard Pool
26 followers -
Husband, father, church leader, aspiring tennis player and woodworker
Husband, father, church leader, aspiring tennis player and woodworker

26 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
Am I in trouble over plastic roads?
Apparently I might have dropped my council in it as a result of my innocent enquiry about plastic roads. I wrote a short email to my local representatives to ask whether the council had looked at the use of waste plastic additives in road surfacing and in t...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Plastic Roads
Plastic Roads
richardandfaith.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Plastic Roads
Screenshot from the Macrebur website I often wonder if studying Environmental Science in the late seventies was a decade or two too early. Were we ahead of the curve in a world that was only just waking up to some of the realities of what we were doing to o...
Plastic Roads
Plastic Roads
richardandfaith.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Why you can't hit a tennis serve straight down into the opposite service box
Okay, so it's not quite true, but the question is where does your contact point need to be if you could hit down on your serve. All the coaches I know teach an upward strike on the ball. That's not the same as hitting up through the ball, rather it's striki...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
When faith becomes a platitude
At the end of May I wrote this post in the wake of yet another school shooting in America. I could have written it as a response to the ever increasing knife attacks in London. The only difference is that in the US "prayers and thoughts' get wheeled out as ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
What wins a tennis match?
With Wimbledon upon us it's time to dust of that old racquet at the back the cupboard and venture out  onto the tarmac of the local park courts. As you sit patiently waiting for someone to finish and the court to become free you begin to imagine hitting glo...
What wins a tennis match?
What wins a tennis match?
richardandfaith.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
On Players and Officials
You may have seen this series of images. It's appeared on Twitter and Facebook, posted usually by rugby fans, but not exclusively. It's a bit disingenuous, in my opinion, to use this particular set of images to highlight the differences between player-offic...
On Players and Officials
On Players and Officials
richardandfaith.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
I'm still here: Me and the Missional Movement
Making the decision to re-read a book can remind you of things once influential in shaping your thinking but largely forgotten or subsumed in other trains of thought. I ought to re-read far more than I do on that basis! Anyway, I started to re-read somethin...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Russell Brand and the kingdom of heaven
I read with increasing interest and fascination a recent article  (Oct 17) about Russell Brand's encounter with faith and spirituality, born out of journey form addiction to sobriety. As many evangelicals might rush to try and work out if they can now call ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
LVMM 2018
So this was my 7th year working at the London Marathon and my 3rd year working with Against Breast Cancer. It was, in many ways, exactly the same as most of the previous years. We get up and pack the car with the couch, the kit and lunch. Around 9:30 we set...
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded