Welcome! That Happy Certainty is the online home for my writing and reflections on the Bible, culture and Christian mission.

You may have become a familiar face to the blog since it first began in 2006. Over the years we've had flurries of activity and fallow years!

From 2023, I'm trialling an optional subscription model for this site, The Sunday Refill Club, which means you can choose to give a small amount each month or annually.

This is partly because of the rising online hosting costs, but also as a way of raising funds for ministry in the town where I live. In 2023-24, this will go towards supporting a Ministry Intern - and the finances are managed by a third party.

Basically, a minimal site subscription makes this whole site possible, allowing it to continue to exist and also funding ministry. Thank you!

Brief Introductions...

Hello! My name's Robin.

My family & I live in the Cumbrian town of Barrow-in-Furness, in north-west England, where most of my time goes towards serving a church community called St Paul's Barrow.

In my spare time I coach a junior football team and dream about sleep. And I throw words around in places like this.