Sometimes it’s hard sharing the joys of Christmas…

Today we had a short time of outreach in the market in Peterborough. As a small team we had lunch together at the market with the desire to then reach out and bless the market stall holders. Overall the response was fairly negative. No one seemed to want fruit or sweets and were quite suspicious…

Tis the season to sing raucously in the pub!

I can’t think of any other time of the year where it would be socially acceptable to stand up in a busy pub and sing songs about Jesus at the top of your voice and encourage others to also sing along with you! And for there to be applause afterwards too, I mean it’s bizarre!…

Slipstream day

So, a few times a year the team of students that I lead have a ‘slipstream’ day. It’s in the programme for the year and the day is an opportunity to ask two questions: ‘Lord God, what would you like us to do and where would you like us to go?’ The idea is to…

Trees of change and hope

It’s autumnal and I might just have to give up wearing shorts soon. The leaves are falling and the season is changing. My knees are getting chilly. We went out onto our usual city centre spot and set up two trees with the message ‘what do you want to change?’ It’s a new thing we…

How about moving your bible study group somewhere new? 

Over a few days off over Easter I had a thought.  What if we did our team bible study in the pub? I lead a small team who do most of their university placement with me as they study for their FDA degree in Theology, Mission and Evangelism. It’s a unique course with an emphasis…

7 say yes 

I’m nearly home from a couple of days away visiting Andy Putt at Street Light Centre down in Wimbourne in Dorset. It’s an amazing skate park and cafe as well as a place that seeks to share the Christian faith.    It’s been a good time but also quite hard too. My job was to be…

Planting seeds 

Every year in March at The Light Project we have a time to evaluate where we are going and what we have been able to achieve. We either have a day or part of one and last week we spent an evening considering our vision.  One thing is clear, while we have always believed in…

Moved with compassion, in the underground tube station…

 There are 3 unwritten rules when you travel in and around London: 1) Don’t ever make eye contact on the tube with anyone. Not even people who may look friendly, because they’re not. 2) DO NOT under any circumstances talk to anyone. Ever. and 3) DO NOT break rule 2 straight after breaking rule 1. …

In Satan’s back yard…

One of the regulars that I’ve known for a few years from the pub laughed at me when I mentioned that we had a new team working in The College Arms in Peterborough. It’s the kind of pub that requires bouncers on the door.  “You really have moved into Satan’s back yard!” He jeered. “Are…