Holding the Light – Big Screens or small torches?

Holding the Light – Big Screens or small torches?

It was just a couple of days earlier that I had been exploring with one of our NWBA churches, the Gospel story of Jesus and the hungry crowd. But as I now sat in Hyde Park, with our late Queen’s funeral being broadcasted to any ever-growing throng – it...
The Power of Presence

The Power of Presence

My friend was recently sharing with me his experience of serving as a chaplain to the queue to those attending the Queen’s Lying-in-State. As well as it being a deeply moving experience and the opportunities to listen, pray and care, he commented on the fact that...
Compassion, Mission and the Heart of God

Compassion, Mission and the Heart of God

I prayed a prayer at the beginning of January over a cup of good coffee, journal in hand, as I looked ahead into 2022: Lord, how do we serve and reach out effectively for you when we’re nearly two years into a pandemic? I’m still praying and digesting that prayerful...
Shine Like Stars

Shine Like Stars

“Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life” Philippians 2:15-16 As the seasons change at this time of year it is easy to feel the gloom descend.  Packing away the summer clothes, turning on the central heating &...
Is God really a DJ? Encountering Jesus in the Night Life

Is God really a DJ? Encountering Jesus in the Night Life

“I believe God invented music” she said to me over the music, and shrugged almost apologetically. “I’m here to dance and enjoy it.” Her previous words floated like soap bubbles in the atmosphere around us, delicate and strange against the backdrop of rising techno. I...
Finding Jesus in the most ‘unlikely of places’

Finding Jesus in the most ‘unlikely of places’

As we look at the life of Jesus on earth, we see that He consistently makes a point of spending time with people who others would not. His time with the woman at the well (John 4:1-26) is one of these times and is part of a great demonstration that there is no one in...