Opening our doors to God – Revival

Opening our doors to God – Revival

“Hello I’m looking for a Donald John Smith. I don’t know if you can help me, but he’ll be quite elderly now and may not even still be alive, but I understand he lived here in Shader.” “Do you mind me asking why you’d like to meet him?” “It’s in connection with the...
Opening our doors to God – Revelation

Opening our doors to God – Revelation

The Bible passage which has provided a key focus in fuelling our praying this month has been the letter ‘to the angel of the church in Laodicea’ in Revelation 3:14-21. As I’ve read and re-read this passage, listening for the heart of God, I’m struck again how this...
The Discipleship Cycle App

The Discipleship Cycle App

I’m super-excited the launching of the Discipleship Cycle App is finally here! Am I allowed to say that? At the risk of sounding American that’s how I feel; super-excited! I’m under no illusions a digital application (I think that’s what ‘App’ is short for) will not,...
“Living with the Tuscans has made you weak”

“Living with the Tuscans has made you weak”

For my entire life, as a child of the early Seventies, I have been a Star Wars fan. I remember my Dad showing me soundless reels of Star Wars (A New Hope) on his cine camera. I had every Star Wars figure and my uncle would often bring back cheap Star Wars toys when he...
Covenant with God

Covenant with God

What might the Methodist Covenant Prayer mean to you this new year? Numerous church communities have recently chosen to pray this prayer together. In doing so we celebrate our relationship with God and affirm that we give over our day to day lives and choices to him....
Revive us Lord

Revive us Lord

It is not difficult to see the need for the church to be revived across the UK. The numerical strength of the church has continued to decline to a point where there are currently great swathes of the countryside without any meaningful Christian presence. This is not...