3 new paintings based on the sunrise I can’t get away from the word ‘Dayspring.’ There’s something about the word that conjures up hope and good plans within my spirit. It’s an ancient English word for Dawn and in my painting recently I have been producing and creating picture after picture with simple and often … Continue reading Day Spring
I painted for five days. One of the biggest art projects I have ever undertaken! Here’s a short film tracking the process and thinking behind it: https://youtu.be/bUGHLrfjju8
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 … Continue reading Icon Out.
I had a week serving as chaplain on the island of Bardsey for a week. This is a what I got up to. https://youtu.be/qLsPlhFlyRs
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.
We sit in a circle. It's a small prayer space, but it's our space. A safe refuge from the hubbub and noise of the café. Tuesday at 2 is a regular break, a time to breath and a space to take stock. We usually do a Lectio Divina together, a simple way of doing bible … Continue reading From now on
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!
A little uplifting story from this morning: I had the joy of leading communion at our Church this morning at the first service. I enjoy inviting all those who are present to gather around the table and we serve one another the bread and wine around the circle and we also pray together. As part … Continue reading The engagement ring of 64 years was lost and then found in the bowl with the communion bread!
It was fairly quiet at our weekly community lighthouse cafe this week so I did some prayer paintings for some of our regulars to encourage them. Each one carried a simple message and encouragement: