Bad Samaritan Blog

Thoughts and reflections on Jesus and the world.


It has become tradition that whenever we have a new baby Laura asks me to write a letter to her and the baby. We save these for our children to … Continue reading

March 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Confessions of a Stay at Home Dad

A few days ago I shouted at my daughter. Really loudly. It was about her playdough. I think I scared her, but I think I scared myself more. Let’s rewind … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · 4 Comments

Aerodynamic Christianity

With just a few weeks to go until we embark upon our sabbatical in New Zealand, the Hambletons are busy in the throes of sorting, charity-shopping, chucking out and packing. It’s … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mary, Martha and the Gift of Hospitality

Thanks for all the positive feedback we had from Laura’s first blog. We know of a few people who also opted for a Thanksgiving party. Here is the tricky follow … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · Leave a comment


Recently I was privileged to be asked to write something for a friend’s dedication service. Over the last few weeks I’ve received a few requests for copies of it so … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · Leave a comment


Guest blog from Mrs H. Hope you like it. I do. …………….. I am so excited about celebrating Thanksgiving this year. It is a festival that I have always envied … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Sport Tells Us About The Local Church

Barring a meltdown of cataclysmic proportions, tomorrow will see Yorkshire County Cricket Club secure the County Championship for the first time since 2001. As a lifelong supporter of YCCC tonight … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment