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The Failings of Tribes: Part 1

The Failings of Tribes: Part 1

[To honour confidentiality, I have refrained from mentioning many details in the following story. My vagueness at times is intentional. However, I don’t believe this takes away from the impact of the story.] I’m at a conference. I love conferences. There’s always so...

Arguing People into the Kingdom?

Arguing People into the Kingdom?

I am a big social media fan, and as an Enneagram 8, I love an argument. I have been reading a lot of Richard Rohr recently, which has allowed me to realise that that online argument is probably not as important as I like to think it is! But one thing I have tried not...

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....

The Rule of Six and the Gift of God

The Rule of Six and the Gift of God

The rule of six. Are we being offered a gift or is our activity simply being constrained? I am a bit of a weirdo when it comes to number patterns, I kept daily stats on my computer throughout lockdown, and I’d already been having conversations with whoever would...

Twelve Steps Towards Freedom: Live

Twelve Steps Towards Freedom: Live

He sat down in front of the young adult group one Sunday evening.  An Australian whom our minister had got to know.  Let’s say his name was Roger.  “Hello”, he began, “my name is Roger, I am a Christian and I am alcoholic”.  To the ears of a very naive young Christian...

150 Days is a Long Time!

150 Days is a Long Time!

Nick emailed me in March, “Surely this isn’t going to last that long, I mean Glastonbury is still on!” How naïve this sounds after months of lockdown and coronavirus – but at the time it made sense. I’d announced that I was writing 300 words every day on each of the...