A message in Malaga

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…

Open the doors and love people

They had 3 members in the church 18 months ago. Yesterday the place felt half full with over 25 people, mainly young people and little ones adding to the service a wonderful buzz and playful noise that only children can bring! I was there to do the talk and also to encourage my friend Sue…

A pink teddy, red hat, a hand massage, and a heart to bring good news!

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…

‘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…

“I am the Resurrection and The Life.”

Last night we had our monthly ‘Encounter’ service at Cambourne Church, near Cambridge. It’s a monthly worship and teaching gathering that emphasises the ‘have a go at using the gifts of the Spirit.’ There’s space to dance and express oneself in worship. We also have an artist each time we meet who paints or creates…

Prophetic paintings from Fresh Streams conference 2019.

I had the joy of being prophetic artist in residence at Fresh Streams this year. What. A. Joy. I’m in my element when I paint and I created 3 new pieces: 1) Worship in the waterfall. I had a picture of a waterfall. A falling of the Spirit. A quenching that was relentless. A pouting…

Adventures on the street…

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…