Due to Covid no one is allowed to use the simple Prayer Room on the island of Bardsey. Only the chaplain. In the heart of this room is a special icon. A picture that is used in prayer. It captures so much of what the island means to me, a place of encounter and meeting … Continue reading Icon Out.
I had a week serving as chaplain on the island of Bardsey for a week. This is a what I got up to. https://youtu.be/qLsPlhFlyRs
Lockdown came as a double whammy. Alongside the usual stress and hoo-ha that each one of us faced. I struggled not doing the creative evangelism I have been doing for nearly 25 years face to face, that quite simply gives me life! So I came up with an idea to help spread the good news … Continue reading I’ve given away 1472 free prints over the last 6 months… and here’s my latest crazy offer and why I’m doing this!
Soul Food Yesterday as part of our ‘lighthouse cafe- inside out’ I created a soul food board to engage with people. The idea is to encourage people to pause and think about how to nourish their soul. I’ve been fascinated with the symbolism of feathers and the promises of covering and protection found in the … Continue reading Soul Food Board
This is an adaptation of a message I preached for St Peter's Baptist Church Worcester over Zoom last Sunday. The gospel literally means good spiel. Good news. The reason why I’m able to write this to you today is that my sister sowed the seed of the gospel into my life. I heard it, and … Continue reading What is the Good News in the Gospel?
Watch my short film on the protest for racial equality A snippet from my experience of joining my fellow black church leaders for a protest for racial justice.
I miss hugging people in this time of the world wide pandemic. I’m going to hug more often when this is all over! It’s hard keeping your distance when you see people suffering. The Easter story is a story of a great embrace. Transcendent holy God embracing humankind in our suffering by taking upon himself, … Continue reading The great embrace
I’ve been following our College and Collective daily challenges to be light in this painful and strange time. You too can see them on our Facebook page here: Link to Light College and Collective They’re simple daily challenges ranging from painting a picture for someone to putting up a poster of encouragement in your window. … Continue reading Little garden of Hope
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. I needed to paint. It’s a way to recreate and be at peace and in this global pandemic I needed to meet with God afresh. Besides, things were getting a little stressful in the Duffett household, with … Continue reading Stressful times and creativity…
This morning someone called round to pick up a painting from my home. It’s one that I’ve worked on over the last 3 weeks and I’ve really enjoyed painting it. There’s been loads of colour and vibrant light. There’s lots of symbolism and meaning behind the painting which are personal to the person I painted … Continue reading Painting for people…