Have you forgotten how much God wants to use you to bring His heart to those you meet? Divine appointments are characterised by: 1- People you meet saying ‘it was meant to be’ and ‘I was meant to meet you today.’ 2- An openness to what you have as a follower of Jesus. It is … Continue reading Words of knowledge and divine appointments
My favourite module to teach at the college is Creative arts and media in mission and evangelism. It’s a gem of a module helping students work out that unless ‘good news is understood as good news it’s no news which is bad news.’ Here’s some paintings from our lecture block with lots of hand on … Continue reading Creative arts and media in mission and evangelism
What can we do to share the story of the most outrageously generous present this world has been graced with when we can’t gather and engage with groups of people? How can we gently encourage our neighbours and friends to lift their eyes off the pressure to levitate the gloom of the shadow of Covid … Continue reading How to safely share the reason for the season this Christmas time.
The bag with the simple Halloween craft idea! Today we did an alternative Halloween event in our village. It was so simple: we gave an invitation to families to bring some food for the local foodbank and to take a free Halloween gift. Drop off. Pick up. Drop off and pick up! Also on offer … Continue reading Shine a light to remember loved ones
I had a week serving as chaplain on the island of Bardsey for a week. This is a what I got up to. https://youtu.be/qLsPlhFlyRs
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 … Continue reading What is the Good News in the Gospel?
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 … Continue reading The art of searching
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 … Continue reading From now on
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 … Continue reading Celtish Christmas
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 … Continue reading Holy socks!