How to safely share the reason for the season this Christmas time.

What can we do to share the story of the most outrageously generous present this world has been graced with when we can’t gather and engage with groups of people? How can we gently encourage our neighbours and friends to lift their eyes off the pressure to levitate the gloom of the shadow of Covid…

Icon Out.

Due to Covid no one is allowed to use the simple Prayer Room on the island of Bardsey. Only the chaplain. In the heart of this room is a special icon. A picture that is used in prayer. It captures so much of what the island means to me, a place of encounter and meeting…

Soul Food Board

Yesterday as part of our ‘lighthouse cafe- inside out’ I created a soul food board to engage with people. The idea is to encourage people to pause and think about how to nourish their soul. I’ve been fascinated with the symbolism of feathers and the promises of covering and protection found in the scriptures associated…

The art of searching

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…

When a church looks out…

I’ve just spent the weekend with Refresh Church helping them look out into their community. They’re great at it already, but they want to do so much lore! The teaching wasn’t do what I do, but rather to do what they do. When I share about what I do it opens up a load of…

Evangelism and art

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…

A pink teddy, red hat, a hand massage, and a heart to bring good news!

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…