They said their marriage wouldn’t last…

One of the regulars at the pub made me laugh today. Lots. I had the privilege of sitting with him as I drank copious amounts of coffee and he sipped on his pint of Abbots sharing some stories about his marriage and work in post war Austria. I’ve heard many of Bob’s* tales before. He…

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…

Evangelism that doesn’t make people feel rubbish about themselves

Much faith sharing starts from the premise that all people have a problem and they need to know it… They’re sinners. While I understand this idea and terminology (we all have or have had a broken relationship with God) I would much prefer to start with the ideas of people’s worth, value and ‘made in…

Stand on hope…

‘I really needed that…. thank you so much…’ she was tearful as she left with a picture I had painted in her hand and lots of pictures on her camera phone with her husband and baby. They gathered round the circle of skate boards looking at each one considering which one they needed to stand…

Just do something!

I’m often asked what it is that churches can do to share the good news of Jesus with people in their community. The answer I give often surprises them: ‘just do something!’ Really, anything?! I believe that God wants to use our gifts, creativity and personalities to let others in on what we have as…

Love Bicester interview…

This interview is from the Methodist church in Bicester…. In May this year for 10 days I will serve with them in loving Bicester! The hope is we will have 100 small groups each reaching out in creative ways to show and tell the good news of Jesus. What hopes and prayers do you have…

From darkness to light

This is a joint effort painted at a recent conference I was part of ‘Fresh streams.’ Dark colours represented the place where people may have come from, hard times, difficult Church stuff, hard relationships. We painted with light colours and someone painted a cross in the middle.  It was the first time I had done…

The Big Hearted Tour is over

  The Big Hearted Tour is over and I feel like I’ve just got started! Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t twiddled my thumbs for 12 months wondering what to do. This year has been jam-packed as I have visited every association and spoken at over 120 different gatherings ranging from youth events to cream…

I am loved

Just a quick post on a creative approach to telling people they are loved. Last week I worked with ‘Hope Revolution’ to put into practice bringing the Fathers love to people in the city centre of Leicester. Not just talk about it, but actually doing something! Interestingly, even though this was programmed most people thought…