I was encouraged to read the depth of creativity in the latest Baptist Together magazine, including an article about painting in lock down. First page of the article You can read the whole article by following this link.
My favourite module to teach at the college is Creative arts and media in mission and evangelism. It’s a gem of a module helping students work out that unless ‘good news is understood as good news it’s no news which is bad news.’ Here’s some paintings from our lecture block with lots of hand on … Continue reading Creative arts and media in mission and evangelism
I love third Sunday’s. They’re a highlight within a line of busy and good Sunday’s in a year where I’m often busy preaching, teaching or leading lecture blocks with our college I find it such an incredible privilege to do what I do at Gamlingay Baptist Church, a church I have recently joined to help … Continue reading Third Sunday’s
This is an adaptation of a message I preached for St Peter's Baptist Church Worcester over Zoom last Sunday. The gospel literally means good spiel. Good news. The reason why I’m able to write this to you today is that my sister sowed the seed of the gospel into my life. I heard it, and … Continue reading What is the Good News in the Gospel?
Watch my short film on the protest for racial equality A snippet from my experience of joining my fellow black church leaders for a protest for racial justice.
I've been thinking a lot about the story of the 'pearl of great price.' You may know the short parable already, but just in case here it is: "Also, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant who was searching for fine pearls. When he found a valuable pearl, he went away, sold everything he … Continue reading The art of searching
It's become part of 'what we do' for our students at every residential at The Light Project College. Every Sunday after lunch we send our students out with a gift to give away and yesterday each student received a pair of socks. The challenge to them was to carry the socks and look for someone … Continue reading Holy socks!
I'm on my way home from spending a weekend with one of the most beautiful bunches of people I have had the joy to teach and lead over a church weekend. I've been with New Life Baptist Church from Nottingham as their guest speaker and I'm heading home deeply encouraged as, I must admit, and … Continue reading Refusing to go through the motions!
Recently I led a small team of 7 people to explore different ways of painting with the hope that together we would then give some of the paintings away. For some, this was a brand new experience so I gave plenty of time to 'play' with the materials and explore different techniques as well as … Continue reading Evangelism and art
I spoke on Sunday morning at our church in Cambourne on Philip the evangelist. It's a treat for me to speak about his life and the biblical stories about him. He's a bit of a hero of mine. As part of the talk I shared a poem that I had written years ago, but it … Continue reading Catch me if you can!