Trees of change and hope

It’s autumnal and I might just have to give up wearing shorts soon. The leaves are falling and the season is changing. My knees are getting chilly. We went out onto our usual city centre spot and set up two trees with the message ‘what do you want to change?’ It’s a new thing we…

How about moving your bible study group somewhere new? 

Over a few days off over Easter I had a thought.  What if we did our team bible study in the pub? I lead a small team who do most of their university placement with me as they study for their FDA degree in Theology, Mission and Evangelism. It’s a unique course with an emphasis…

Street Signs

At The Light Project we love to use signs on the street to engage with people about the good news of Jesus. They prompt questions and often help people connect with what ever it is that we are offering to demonstate the gospel. In Peterborough we’re often known as the Free Hug People and members…

Planting seeds 

Every year in March at The Light Project we have a time to evaluate where we are going and what we have been able to achieve. We either have a day or part of one and last week we spent an evening considering our vision.  One thing is clear, while we have always believed in…

Prayer paintings in Pret a manger

The practical side of the course that I teach a module on includes putting into practice some of the creative ways to reach out to spiritual seekers.  Here are some of the highlights:               We also had a go at using The Jesus Deck which was great fun!  If you would like more…

Review of Silence, a film by Martin Scorsese.

   “The weight of your silence is terrible,” Rodrigues whispers to God, and yet it’s also strangely wonderful to behold and see Rodrigues (played by Andrew Garfield) grapple with the unseeming silence of God in the newly released film ‘Silence.’ For when God does speak, portrayed by a kind voice (albeit American) through the words…

Writing our own grave stones… 

    Yesterdays team day with our students who are on placement with me was somewhat unusual.  As part of our team activity we went and looked at gravestones. I then asked them to write theirs! This wasn’t some kind of macabre excercise to put the fear of God into them, rather an opportunity to think through…