Author: Andrew McFarland Campbell

I'm Andrew. Belfast-born, Cambridge-educated, working in Ireland. Married to Michael (who is occasionally known as John). I earn my living by writing, mainly documentation, but I write fiction as well. My pronouns are he/him/his. As well as my personal blog, I run Gay Christadelphians.
Fiction

Cheeseburgers

When I was a little boy, I didn’t like cheese. The smell of it completely repulsed me. So when I went to McDonald’s, I never had cheese on my Quarter Pounder. By the time I was an adult, I’d overcome my aversion to the smell of cheese, but I still avoided cheeseburgers. I reasoned, and […]

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Christianity

What was Christ’s Creed?

A creed, or statement of faith, or confession of faith, is a statement of beliefs shared by a religious community. Christian examples include the Nicene Creed, the Birmingham Amended Statement of Faith, and the Westminster Confession of Faith. Individual Christians may also have their own creeds. It is not that long ago that I had one. […]

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Fiction

Toothpaste

Many years ago, when I was the youngest in the family, I remember playing with a tube of toothpaste. I must have been about a year and a half old, so it couldn’t really have been any later than 1977. In those days toothpaste came in the traditional metal tubes with the screw caps. This […]

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Fiction

Milk Bottles

The invention of the milk bottle was a significant event in the history of Western Civilisation. For the first time there was a convenient, hygienic way to deliver milk to the consumer. Prior to the invention of the milk bottle, milk was delivered via a network of plastic… Read the rest of this story.

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Fiction

Chipmunks

If something is very good, say a device for removing cat fur from the lint filter on the tumble dryer, or a gadget that makes a buzzing sound when you accidently put something non-recyclable into the recycling bin, people often say something like “That Defurrer™ is the best thing since sliced bread.” It is a […]

Andrew McFarland Campbell 
Exhortations

I need you all

There is a suite, by the composer Aaron Copland, called Appalachian Spring. It was written in the mid 20th Century, and first performed in 1945. It’s a particular favourite of mine at the moment. Appalachian Spring is one of those pieces that nobody has heard of, but everybody recognises. One of the themes is used […]

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