‘From- to’ paintings

I was at Ridley Hall in Cambridge today lecturing on creative worship. One of the exercises was to encourage the Studnet’s to consider what they desired for their placement churches- I called it ‘from -to’ paintings inspired by a verse in Romans from ‘death to life.’ The paintings were abstract but with distinct colours to…

A highlight in the year!

Once a year a small group of students graduate amongst hundreds of others in the beautiful Cathedral in Chester. They graduate in a Foundation Degree in Theology, Mission and Evangelism which we run as a partner of the University of Chester. It’s an occasion rightly filled with pomp and ceremony to mark the hard work…

Why we do what we do.

It’s been a non stop, from one thing to another, kind of day. As I rushed from our cafe to get into the taxi to get my train, tripping over my shoelaces while hoping I wouldn’t miss my train, I wasn’t in a particular ‘I must share Jesus with the taxi driver’ frame of mind….

The story of an Abbot and a Fryer

Our intention was to receive training in how to use The Jesus Deck with a bit of an insight into how the Kingdom of God was demonstrated in the community through the Church. What transpired was lots of inspiration about the Kingdom of God in the community with a bit of Jesus Deck training. Don’t…

The Gospel as Signs and Wonders

A lecture for Fresh Streams Theology School, June 2018 Introduction: The question that sparked the need for this lecture is: ‘Should the Gospel be communicated through miracles such as healing and provision, just as much as good deeds and words?’ Without running the risk of speaking at the world’s shortest talk the answer is yes!…

Postcard prophecies

Most Wednesday’s we have a team day. It’s a day of support for my students and an opportunity to study the bible together and also learn or do something practical in evangelism. Yesterday I challenged each of them to buy three postcards and write words that they felt could be from God’s heart to those…

Flat leadership structures, team and daring to do new things…

I am part of and co-lead a ministry that is changing. For nearly 20 years I have been involved with pioneering new projects to demonstrate the very good news of Jesus. Now, we’re beginning to focus more on our training and ministry formation of evangelists and pioneers. The Light Project is led by co-workers and…

Creativity that cries good news

‘Creative arts and media in Evangelism and mission’ is my favourite module I teach on our Foundation Degree, in partnership with the University of Chester. Our course details can be found here. We’re passionate about training evangelist and are always looking to recruit people. So get in touch if you want to join us! Our…

Signs and wonders through signs and wonder-full flowers.

How do you get to pray for miracles in other people’s lives? Today we used our usual ‘signs’ as well as giving lots of flowers away that were generously given to us for free from the very kind street flower sellers who always encourage us and help us. Through acts of kindness and availability, together…