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.
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 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!
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 … Continue reading When a church looks out…
For this years holiday the Duffett family went on an adventure by train to visit different sites around southern Italy. It was a massive treat and we took in the major tourist destinations, the most stunning being Vatican City and the famous Sistine Chapel and the grand St Peters too. The sheer numbers of people … Continue reading The priest was tucked away in the corner at the exit of the Sistine Chapel.
So, what do you actually do for nearly 2 weeks on an island without WiFi and electricity? Check out this short film from Chris’ latest experience of serving as Bardsey Island Chaplain.
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 … Continue reading Evangelism and art