The Big Hearted Tour is over

  The Big Hearted Tour is over and I feel like I’ve just got started! Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t twiddled my thumbs for 12 months wondering what to do. This year has been jam-packed as I have visited every association and spoken at over 120 different gatherings ranging from youth events to cream … Continue reading The Big Hearted Tour is over

Big hearted tour ploughs through the snow in Yorkshire

Picture the scene: I'm chomping into a hearty breakfast on a motorway services on the A1 early Friday morning with my friend Matt Wild who heads up a project in Peterborough... then the phone rings. Jane Day regional minister for Yorkshire Baptist Association sounds concerned and asks how our journey is going. There is only … Continue reading Big hearted tour ploughs through the snow in Yorkshire

The cold, wet and grim Northern Big Hearted Tour

So, I'm surrounded by boxes of books and bits and bobs. But before I pack them away for another Big Hearted Tour back up North, this time with the Yorkshire Baptist Association... I thought a quick reflection on the week-end would be helpful... you see, I'm still in some what of an after-shock after such a … Continue reading The cold, wet and grim Northern Big Hearted Tour

Do a new thing

This article first appeared in: Baptist Union of Great Britain site: http://www.baptist.org.uk/blogs/big-hearted.html I've done a few new things in sharing my faith recently that have, if I can be quite frank with you, scared the pants off me! I simply didn't know if they would work or not and this uncertainty certainly got my heart … Continue reading Do a new thing

I’m collecting stories of being BIG Hearted

How will I know whether this year of banging the big-hearted drum will have made any sense or brought about any change to the Baptist family in helping us look out into our communities? I would love to collect stories of how others have been able to take the theme of this year and do … Continue reading I’m collecting stories of being BIG Hearted

Words from God’s heart to people’s hearts

"Old person! Old person!" The 4 year old boy shouted and pointed at a grey haired lady as we ventured around the shopping centre in Salford. He was certain that God wanted to bring his love and healing to someone who was, in his point of view, old. Seeing as most people over 40 look … Continue reading Words from God’s heart to people’s hearts

“What are you on?… I mean, what is it that you are smoking?!”

Talk about time flying! It's been over a week since the last leg of the Big Hearted Tour in the North West and with a big mug of steaming coffee in hand it's time to reflect on what actually went on! First of all, and just in case you didn't know, like most of our associations the … Continue reading “What are you on?… I mean, what is it that you are smoking?!”