Jesus wasn’t born on the 25th December. In fact he wasn’t even born in December. Does it matter?

  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?

A morning of painting and just being…

I spent the morning painting at Argo Lounge in Peterbough . It's a trendy place, comfy and retro rolled into one. The staff are awesome and they welcome the chaplaincy team every Friday, this morning our two amazing chaplains John and Margaret couldn't make it so I stepped in and covered for them in a … Continue reading A morning of painting and just being…

“Do I still yearn for your glory to lighten on me?”

I have spent the past three days at Breakout gathering, a time for pioneers across the streams of churches to gather and support one another as well as have some direction and input. Roy Searle led us to consider the ancient Celts to help us pioneer today. Their Rhythm and Patterns in connecting with God … Continue reading “Do I still yearn for your glory to lighten on me?”

What have woolly hats, repairing clothes, prayer, homemade cakes and great coffee have in common?

I help lead Lighthouse café with my friend Paul Taylor. Together with a wonderful team of volunteers we open up the doors of Great Gransden Baptist Church and welcome anyone and everyone to enjoy our café. It's only once a week and once a month for café church with a few concerts thrown into the … Continue reading What have woolly hats, repairing clothes, prayer, homemade cakes and great coffee have in common?

Everyone you meet is a potential disciple of Jesus.

I wrote this article for this Autumns Baptists Together magazine. Enjoy: Everyone you meet is a potential disciple of Jesus. Everyone. The first friends of Jesus were plucked from one way of life and work and plonked into a new role of heralding and showing the coming Kingdom of God. Fishermen to fishers of men. … Continue reading Everyone you meet is a potential disciple of Jesus.

Serving as chaplain on Bardsey…

Last week I got to serve as chaplain on the beautiful island of Bardsey. It's a far cry from city centre chaplaincy but the principles stay the same: love Jesus and hope that others may also come to love him too. It really is a privilege to serve as chaplain as I got to do … Continue reading Serving as chaplain on Bardsey…