Carol singing and announcing the birth of a baby boy! 

Well, it's that time of year again...   I've just spent a couple of hours going around some of the cafes and pubs in Peterborough with a willing group of Carol singers. The response is always good and today was no exception especially when people twig that we're not collecting money but rather giving gifts! Refreshing.  … Continue reading Carol singing and announcing the birth of a baby boy! 

Bringing light on Black Friday… 

   This afternoon Pat (one of my amazing team of volunteers) and I bought 7 light bulbs from Wilkos to give to 7 people in Peterborough.  We wrote on the boxes of the light bulbs simple messages about light in darkness... And then went to find the 7 people who they were for.  Now, give … Continue reading Bringing light on Black Friday… 

Art seems to get away with telling big truths

The message that accompanied the sculptures had a meta-narrative. In other words, the message was big rather than bite-size. It carried an ‘in your face’ kind of one. The narrative proclaimed truth and in our post-Christendom pluralistic culture of multiple truths this is a hard message to convey. It has been my increasing experience over the past … Continue reading Art seems to get away with telling big truths

The kingdom of heaven is near 

Last week I was on a train and a young child was talking very loudly with his dad. He asked when he would visit Pakistan. 10 years came the gentle reply. The little boy couldn't work out that time frame and asked if it was a long or a short time away. His dad patiently … Continue reading The kingdom of heaven is near 

Art from the heart 

Each Friday I serve as city centre chaplain. It's a day leading teams as well as engaging with those around me. Being there to listen as well as offering explanation of the Christian faith. The only thing is, today I felt a bit knackered...  After a couple of hectic weeks with outreach and The Light … Continue reading Art from the heart