What is the Good News in the Gospel?

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…

Holy socks!

It’s become part of ‘what we do’ for our students at every residential at The Light Project College. Every Sunday after lunch we send our students out with a gift to give away and yesterday each student received a pair of socks. The challenge to them was to carry the socks and look for someone…

New voices, ancient truths

This painting is about the good news of Jesus that doesn’t change. The means of which the gospel is communicated does change however, and it needs to adapt for the sake of those who have yet to make any sense of the message of Jesus. The painting depicts the harvest; it is white and is…

May I say something to you?

I was struck by a phrase that I read in the book of Acts when Paul was carried away from an angry crowd who were shouting for him to be rid of! Paul asked ‘may I say something to you?’ (Acts 21.37) So I made a simple sign and set up a plinth for me…

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…

Apathy in the UK: do we care enough to tell others about Jesus?

How can we be bolder and more effective in sharing the gospel? Successful evangelists and BMS World Mission workers Ben Francis and Chris Duffett share their expertise. This article is from the new engage magazine by BMS world mission. When it comes to evangelism, Ben Francis and Chris Duffett know a thing or two. Ben…

4 reasons why all ministers should have a sabbatical

I really love my job. I’m in my second week of a 3 month writing Sabbatical and I realise that perhaps I love my job a  bit too much. I’m going to miss what I do. Lots. I count it an immense privilege to do what I do it’s an ache not doing it, which I guess has prompted me to write…

THANK YOU to all those who followed ‘be the light’ in 2014

Here’s a review of my blog from the WordPress.com helper monkeys who have kindly prepared a 2014 annual report for me. Gosh, what kindness. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 33,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera…