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
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!
Last weekend was our annual assembly for the Baptist Union, and what an uplifting time it was too. It happened in Telford and rather than teach some seminars about evangelism I was asked to lead some outreach into the town centre for an opportunity for people to have a practical go at evangelism. In the … Continue reading Painting and talking about Jesus down the pub as part of our Baptist Assembly
My socks and shoes are back on and the sandals and shorts are tucked away in my luggage. I'm on a bus back home and I'm mulling over my trip to Malaga where I have been the 'key note' speaker for the Missions Europa Network. And as I get used to a colder climate writing … Continue reading A message in Malaga
My feet are up and the coffee's on. It's the day after a residential with The Light Project College and the diary is clear. It's been a busy 4 days lecturing and as co-principle I have the joy of hosting too. I can't think of a more fulfilling role and job to have. I get … Continue reading Soaking prayer, the gift of tongues, street evangelism, prophetic art and lectures.
I've just spent the morning with Lowestoft town centre chaplains. They're an inspirational bunch from different churches in Lowestoft. The team is led by The Light Project College student Esther Day who is in her second year of part time studies with us in a foundation degree in Theology, Mission and Evangelism. What I witnessed … Continue reading A pink teddy, red hat, a hand massage, and a heart to bring good news!
I'm thinking a lot about 'obedience'* to King Jesus and the things he asks me to do and whether I do them or not. It's not just that the New Year brings in a sense of resolutions and a desire for a closer and better walk with Jesus, it's also, (and I must be honest … Continue reading Obedience
When I first started my role as city center chaplain in Peterborough my son was 9 years old. We had recently moved into the area and his new teacher asked him what his dad did for a job. he thought long and hard and eventually answered, 'my dad helps people love Jesus.' In hearing that … Continue reading My role as chaplain comes to an end this week…It’s been an awesome 9 years, here’s some highlights
I've spent a few hours on the streets of Peterborough with a trainee vicar on placement with me called Keri. She's an incredibly gifted people person. We met together to reach out to all kinds of people, but we especially wanted to bring something of the good news to people who are Muslim. We both … Continue reading Adventures on the street…
It's a bit of a crazy idea really I know, but I wanted to encourage people to remember the Christmas story. I often meet people who think Christmas is about the birth of Santa, or about getting stuff, feasting or just a holiday. 'Do you need to brush up on the Christmas story?' is the … Continue reading So, I bought 1000 paint brushes to help me share the Christmas story…