I had an awesome time with some of our students as they engaged in practical evangelism as part of their training. Here's a quick summary of what they did:
My socks and shoes are back on and the sandals and shorts are tucked away in my luggage. I'm on a bus back home and I'm mulling over my trip to Malaga where I have been the 'key note' speaker for the Missions Europa Network. And as I get used to a colder climate writing … Continue reading A message in Malaga
They had 3 members in the church 18 months ago. Yesterday the place felt half full with over 25 people, mainly young people and little ones adding to the service a wonderful buzz and playful noise that only children can bring! I was there to do the talk and also to encourage my friend Sue … Continue reading Open the doors and love people
My feet are up and the coffee's on. It's the day after a residential with The Light Project College and the diary is clear. It's been a busy 4 days lecturing and as co-principle I have the joy of hosting too. I can't think of a more fulfilling role and job to have. I get … Continue reading Soaking prayer, the gift of tongues, street evangelism, prophetic art and lectures.
I've just spent the morning with Lowestoft town centre chaplains. They're an inspirational bunch from different churches in Lowestoft. The team is led by The Light Project College student Esther Day who is in her second year of part time studies with us in a foundation degree in Theology, Mission and Evangelism. What I witnessed … Continue reading A pink teddy, red hat, a hand massage, and a heart to bring good news!
I had the joy of being prophetic artist in residence at Fresh Streams this year. What. A. Joy. I'm in my element when I paint and I created 3 new pieces: 1) Worship in the waterfall. I had a picture of a waterfall. A falling of the Spirit. A quenching that was relentless. A pouting … Continue reading Prophetic paintings from Fresh Streams conference 2019.
I'm thinking a lot about 'obedience'* to King Jesus and the things he asks me to do and whether I do them or not. It's not just that the New Year brings in a sense of resolutions and a desire for a closer and better walk with Jesus, it's also, (and I must be honest … Continue reading Obedience
When I first started my role as city center chaplain in Peterborough my son was 9 years old. We had recently moved into the area and his new teacher asked him what his dad did for a job. he thought long and hard and eventually answered, 'my dad helps people love Jesus.' In hearing that … Continue reading My role as chaplain comes to an end this week…It’s been an awesome 9 years, here’s some highlights
I've spent a few hours on the streets of Peterborough with a trainee vicar on placement with me called Keri. She's an incredibly gifted people person. We met together to reach out to all kinds of people, but we especially wanted to bring something of the good news to people who are Muslim. We both … Continue reading Adventures on the street…
I find the over sentimental religious portrayal coupled with the over commercialisation and Coca-Cola’isation of the Christmas story exhausting. It saps the life out of me. I must admit that there are times when I have become so worn out of it all I yearn and hanker for a quieter, less fussy and busy, … Continue reading Jesus wasn’t born on the 25th December. In fact he wasn’t even born in December. Does it matter?