I spoke on Sunday morning at our church in Cambourne on Philip the evangelist. It's a treat for me to speak about his life and the biblical stories about him. He's a bit of a hero of mine. As part of the talk I shared a poem that I had written years ago, but it … Continue reading Catch me if you can!
Thank God it’s Friday But Why oh Friday are you called good? Is it that you are the day standing at the end all proud- who announces aloud The grand heralder of two days off An on your marks, get set go for the taxi-ing the kids to ballet or Jujitsu Seeing granny or … Continue reading Thank God it’s Friday. A Poem
Last week I did some carol singing after a hearty Christmas meal with my team of city centre chaplains. But this Yuletide song-a-long wasn't in a church hall or hidden away but rather in a very busy and boisterous Wetherspoons pub in the centre of Peterborough. Most people received the Carol Sheets that I offered … Continue reading The present of His presence
Yesterday was my 'Church Out' Sunday. It's something I do once a month to be amongst the vast majority of people who wouldn't consider going to a Church service. It's an opportunity to be Church and 'do' Church in a practical way. Yesterday blew me away. I had two people on my team and they … Continue reading It’s Sunday morning and I’m spending 3 hours of painting prayers in the cafe
We snuggled up on the sofa, turned on the TV and together as a family watched last nights Ariana Grande One Love concert in Manchester. We found it deeply moving, not least because of the terror attacks in London the previous night and it was less than two weeks after the terror attack in Manchester following her … Continue reading Justin Bieber and heart shaped hands…
Yesterday on Radio 4's Thought for Today Prince Charles shared his Christmas insights to the nation. I listened to it and was impressed with his commitment to the Christian faith. The Guardian reports: 'The prince has only done Thought for the Day twice before, and he took this opportunity to tidy up some loose ends. … Continue reading What makes a good King? A poem.
After my writing sabbatical a few months ago I made the decision to ditch TV watching and rather paint, if I had any spare time. This frees up at least a few hours per week. Over the past two weeks I have been fascinated with painting an image of a hand reaching out of the … Continue reading Hands, hands and more hands
A nativity poem from the perspective of the star. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5c3_4Jz01I
Over the next 5 days I shall be posting a poem from my new book of poems 'Questioned Christian.' To buy the e-book for your kindle or as an iBook for £1.99 click on the book cover below: The Stress Flower Stress creeps in Keeps self important close to heart And begins it’s strangle hold … Continue reading The Stress Flower. A poem from my new book ‘Questioned Christian.’
This poem was written for a first performed when I took office of President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain. I shared it in front of a couple of thousand people in central London, Methodist central hall. I wrote this poem for those of us who are bored of being a Christian, those who have lost … Continue reading Catch me if you can! A poem from my new book of 30 poems