What is the Good News in the Gospel?

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…

From now on

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…

Refusing to go through the motions!

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…

Prayer paintings

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:

Prayer and painting retreat

Here’s some highlights from a prayer and painting retreat I led this week at the beautiful Foxhill Centre in Cheshire.

‘From- to’ paintings

I was at Ridley Hall in Cambridge today lecturing on creative worship. One of the exercises was to encourage the Studnet’s to consider what they desired for their placement churches- I called it ‘from -to’ paintings inspired by a verse in Romans from ‘death to life.’ The paintings were abstract but with distinct colours to…

Obedience

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…