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…

Big hearted tour ploughs through the snow in Yorkshire

Picture the scene: I’m chomping into a hearty breakfast on a motorway services on the A1 early Friday morning with my friend Matt Wild who heads up a project in Peterborough… then the phone rings. Jane Day regional minister for Yorkshire Baptist Association sounds concerned and asks how our journey is going. There is only…

The Invisible Church

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…

Expect Great Things From God

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…

Praying for the sick in Kolkata

Day 2 of my visit in Kolkata… I spoke today at a service for a few minutes at ‘Big Life’ and had an interpreter who translated into Hindi. I invited people to come for prayer at the end of the service for healing… I thought that maybe one or two people might but I was…

Praying for the sick in Kolkata

Day 2 of my visit in Kolkata… I spoke today at a service for a few minutes at ‘Big Life’ and had an interpreter who translated into Hindi. I invited people to come for prayer at the end of the service for healing… I thought that maybe one or two people might but I was…

The Baptist team in Scotland work like some kind of Orchestra

Here I am, once again sitting on a train, reflecting on this past weekend… Good opportunity to take five and mull over what I’ve seen… I’ve just got back from a few days in Dundee with the Baptist Union of Scotland general assembly which was also hosted by BMS world mission. I’m finding it hard…