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Get Rich or Die Young

Get Rich or Die Young

On Monday I watched a BBC Panorama documentary on the impact of poverty on life expectancy called Get Rich or Die Young (it’s available on BBC iplayer for a year). The statistics were shocking, they looked at the most dramatic area of the country in terms of life...
Lattes, Jesus and sharing our faith

Lattes, Jesus and sharing our faith

‘Let’s go out for a coffee!’ is a collective declaration of the coffee-drinking-leisure-hungry generation that we’re in. I’m a self-confessed coffee shop lover. It’s part of the culture of this generation. No longer do people invite a friend home for a cuppa, instead...
Can you spare a cup of sugar?

Can you spare a cup of sugar?

I don’t remember it well, but I do recall a neighbour when I was very young calling round to our house, knocking at the back door – which in itself is unheard of where I live now – and asking my mum for a cup of sugar, or a cup of something. I also recall...
The marginalised middle-classes

The marginalised middle-classes

Ok, so I know that having read that title some of you are already sharpening your doctrinal pitch-forks to administer some ‘correction-in-love’ to this soon to be skewered heretic… but hear me out first… please! I grew up in the evangelical Church in the U.K where,...