This article first appeared in Missionscene. --------------------------------------------- Have you heard the story of the group of mums who were surprised to discover that the parents and toddlers group they had enjoyed for years, actually met in a local Baptist church building and not a community centre? Or have you heard the one where most people in a … Continue reading The Invisible Church
This article first appeared on the Baptist Union web site which you can see here. I was invited to answer questions in my children’s school yesterday on why I am a Baptist minister and what it is like serving as President of the BUGB. I wasn't expecting it, but most of the questions turned out to be … Continue reading Expect Great Things From God
This article first appeared in Baptist Life. October- December edition. You can see the original here. Whenever one of my three children faces a challenge the other two start a kind of chant which I join: ‘You can do it, you can do it!’ It brings a smile to the face of the one struggling and some renewed confidence as … Continue reading You can do it!
Billy* didn’t believe me that I was a Baptist minister, returning from Dundee where I had spoken at the Baptist Assembly in Scotland. "You’re no *&%$£ vicar! You’re having a *%$£ laugh!" he declared loudly for the benefit of the packed easyjet plane to hear as we waited to disembark. He looked me in the … Continue reading Don’t talk to strangers!
Recently I have been painting with whoever wants to join me to create some stunning pieces of art. It is a peaceful thing to do, a haven in the midst of the hustle and bustle of life. People often want to talk too. Here is an example from Norwich which I did over a two … Continue reading Painting good news…