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Practising Availability

Practising Availability

Luke 1: 26-28 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said,...

Practising Hope

Isaiah 9: 2-7 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice...
Investing In Friendship For The Long Haul

Investing In Friendship For The Long Haul

Take a look at the beginnings of Luke chapters 9 and 10. Essentially, they’re parallel texts, the details vary slightly here and there … but the only major difference is a number. From chapter nine where Jesus calls the twelve together in order to send them out into...
Fail to plan, plan to fail

Fail to plan, plan to fail

I don’t like this phrase because I’m not a great planner. I tend to nod towards the truth it contains, but then bury it and try and convince myself that I’ll get by. I’m experienced at ‘winging it’. When I listen to God, however, I’m frequently reminded in a whole...
Missional Leadership: Hoist Your Sails

Missional Leadership: Hoist Your Sails

We are in the midst of a crisis of leadership. Whilst I have my own perspectives on Brexit, Trump, North Korea, the EU, Russia, etc, right now I’m particularly concerned about my own Baptist family, although this issue spans all the historic denominations in the UK....