Day 9: Healthy

When I was five my parents moved to the UK from Zululand where they had been missionaries for 16 years. I’m embarking on a kind of pilgrimage to visit for the first time the place I was born and the places my mum and dad ministered.  This trip feels like the opposite of a mid-life…

Day 7: Lucky and Peace 

When I was five my parents moved to the UK from Zululand where they had been missionaries for 16 years. I’m embarking on a kind of pilgrimage to visit for the first time the place I was born and the places my mum and dad ministered.    Today I trekked to Ithala Safari Park and paid…

Day 2: Authenticity 

   When I was five my parents moved to the UK from Zululand where they had been missionaries for 16 years. I’m embarking on a kind of pilgrimage to visit for the first time the place I was born and the places my mum and dad ministered. This journey to the place of my birth may…

Philip Places Pilgrimage 

I’m writing a novel about Philip the evangelist. He had a knack of being at the right place at the right time and the biblical accounts reveal that he saw miracles as he announced good news about Jesus. Loads of people became followers of Jesus because of this man. Inspirational.  Today in Chester I took…

Our Light Project new web site

To say I’m well chuffed with our new web site just wouldn’t fully describe how I’m feeling right now. It’s just flippin’ brilliant! It has been designed by Richard Coan who volunteers with us in Chester as an artist and who is a good friend of mine too. He has done a beautiful job! Providing…

The Star.

A nativity poem from the perspective of the star.

BIG HEARTED

Big hearted available to order with free postage and packaging from GILEAD books. Lynn Green the General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain says of Big Hearted: “I love this book. It’s the real deal! Brilliant, funny, risky, messy and inspiring. The stories are incredibly moving, honest and empowering. By the end you…

Catch me if you can! A poem from my new book of 30 poems 

This poem was written for a first performed when I took office of President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain. I shared it in front of a couple of thousand people in central London, Methodist central hall. I wrote this poem for those of us who are bored of being a Christian, those who have lost…

Saints on the Street 

I wrote this poem sitting in ASDA, then a park followed by a busy shopping centre, all three locations in Peterborough. It’s a painful activity to people watch. I don’t mean in the sense of spotting what people are wearing or observing what they are buying from the comfort of a café arm-chair. I mean…