The art of searching

I’ve been thinking a lot about the story of the ‘pearl of great price.’ You may know the short parable already, but just in case here it is: “Also, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant who was searching for fine pearls. When he found a valuable pearl, he went away, sold everything he…

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…

Celtish Christmas

We had the joy of hosting Nigel Cameron and Julie Cameron-Hall at Lighthouse cafe in Great Gransden as part of their Celtish Christmas Tour of the UK and Ireland. To put it simply, it was stunning. A friend of mine described it as having a shower for the soul. The tangible presence and lavish love…

Holy socks!

It’s become part of ‘what we do’ for our students at every residential at The Light Project College. Every Sunday after lunch we send our students out with a gift to give away and yesterday each student received a pair of socks. The challenge to them was to carry the socks and look for someone…

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…

When a church looks out…

I’ve just spent the weekend with Refresh Church helping them look out into their community. They’re great at it already, but they want to do so much lore! The teaching wasn’t do what I do, but rather to do what they do. When I share about what I do it opens up a load of…

Evangelism and art

Recently I led a small team of 7 people to explore different ways of painting with the hope that together we would then give some of the paintings away. For some, this was a brand new experience so I gave plenty of time to ‘play’ with the materials and explore different techniques as well as…