Family Meal

Family Meal

In Luke 8:19-21 Jesus’ family come to see him, but Jesus does not treat them as we would expect, instead he talks about a new family that goes beyond the barriers of flesh and blood. I don’t feel he was rejecting his family, merely stating that family, for Jesus, was...
Church Generosity

Church Generosity

We are in a world that has stopped growing! Up until the last few weeks, our world has been based on Growth, exponential growth. But a small virus has prevented us from growing, over the next few months the world economy is likely to contract to a level unseen in...
Sabbath, Gleaning and Jubilee

Sabbath, Gleaning and Jubilee

Like most people the words Corona Virus seems to be the only words on my mind, I have already heard of people dying, family members who have symptoms and even a couple of people in my church have been self-isolating with a suspected case. But there are three words...
Truth

Truth

I am writing this just a few days before Polling in the 2019 election campaign. While many issues have been discussed, from the NHS, to Brexit and the Environment, there is one overarching issue that has been at the heart of the campaign; Truth. And more importantly...
‘I Couldn’t Do What You Do’

‘I Couldn’t Do What You Do’

I was at a city-wide ministers event recently, I have been really struggling with my calling to the inner city, it is hard, everything takes time, you feel like you are making no progress, nothing changes quickly. Our church is based in the third most deprived area of...