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Gillian King

Passionate about being black, British, Christian and a Londoner,(not necessarily in that order). Other passions flow from this, football, politics and smiling! I write what I'm passionate about.
Gillian King has written 54 posts for londonchronicler

An Evenning With Noah Stewart

It was a brilliantly hot, summer day in London, a rare feature of British weather most of the time, but even more so recently, as I found myself having to wear a coat in May! It was a good reason to be cheerful when the temperature climbed and kept climbing all day, but alas, I … Continue reading

Reflections of an Aspiring Writer

I’ve recently missed a couple of my posting days, last week Thursday and Sunday, due to illness. So though this is an out of time post, I hope my followers will forgive me and enjoy my reflections. I’m reflecting on the fact that it’s almost exactly a year since I started this blog and I’m … Continue reading

You Be The Judge

In his book Mere Christianity, CS Lewis, talks about the Law of Human Nature.  He asserts that we all know instinctively, what is right and what is wrong, but unlike the law of nature (gravity, genetics etc) we have a choice as to whether we obey it. Anybody who has ever heard anyone say,’But that’s … Continue reading

Polling Day: How Democracy Works

I’ve just come back from the polling station where I cast my vote for the London Assembly and Mayoral elections. I feel very strongly about voting and I’m not really sure why, except that we are all the sum of our parts and my life experiences have led me to a place where I feel privilege, power … Continue reading

Christians Ought Always to Pray

It has not been a terribly good week for me. I’ve not been feeling too well, which often gets me down and the worst of that is that I was unable to go to church today which is always a source of comfort. Add to that the seemingly endless depressing headlines and it makes for … Continue reading

Words Matter!

I’ve been thinking a lot about words lately, for about two weeks in fact, since a friend of mine started blogging a word for the day (see reblog above). Her word for today, makes me think about how words are used and the consequences of words which often lead to action. What with the liberal … Continue reading

Charles Colson – A Life Less Ordinary

We all strive to live an extraordinary life.  Christian or not, we all want to have a legacy that challenges, inspires and awes people long after we are dead. People often find extraordinary ways to achieve this with mixed results. As a Christian, I find inspiration from the extraordinary lives of Biblical characters and it … Continue reading

Mayoral Hustings at St James’ Piccadilly

It was a dreary, wet evening as I walked through the streets of London to St James’ in Piccadilly.  You know the type portrayed in Hollywood movies, wet, grey, everyone hurrying to their destination under an umbrella, so it’s impossible to make eye contact with anyone even if you wanted to. Even though it was a … Continue reading

What is Success Anyway?….

One thing that challenges me constantly as a Christian is living in a world that measures success materially.  Regardless of how sophisticated, spiritual or ’emotionally intelligent’ we are, we are all impressed by material success.  I don’t just mean money, although that of course is the obvious, I mean a tangible way in which we … Continue reading

Mayoral Election – A Voter’s Perspective

The Mayoral election is fast approaching and all I can say is that I’m happy the run up to it is nothing like the US Presidential elections. Although last week, while I was leafing through the Evening Standard, I came across a story that was at once comical and infuriating!  It was widely reported last … Continue reading