People of Hope in Challenging Times

People of Hope in Challenging Times

We’re called to be people of hope, living differently in challenging times. How might we do this practically? And how is such countercultural, ‘hopeful’ living to be sustained? An alternative to consumerism A good place to start is by asking the question: What happens...
Advent Hope in Challenging Times

Advent Hope in Challenging Times

Psalm 25: 1-11 The Christopher Nolan film ‘Tenet’ has been one of the movies of 2020. I went to see it with my son in a socially distanced cinema experience before the second lockdown began. It’s full of great acting, with John David Washington especially good value....
Real Change

Real Change

I’ve recently read Graham Greene’s powerful novel, Brighton Rock. At the heart of the book is the question, can a person truly change? Can someone who is evil become good? At one point two of the central characters, Rose and Ida, talk about this. In response to Rose’s...
Looking in the Mirror

Looking in the Mirror

The image of Donald Trump posing with a Bible outside a church building in Washington DC has seared itself into people’s consciousness. It’s been everywhere on news media and on social media and it’s been much discussed. To make the photo-op possible, crowds...
God of Justice

God of Justice

God is a God of justice and he calls us to reflect this in our discipleship. Put simply, as disciples of Jesus, we are called to be a people of justice. We often fail to recognise this. When I was writing my book on discipleship, I set out to expound Micah 6.8. The...