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…

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…

Postcards and hugs 

   We had a few hours to explore and hang out in Cambridge. Amy, one of the students with The Light Project was visiting to glean ideas for town centre evangelism for Poole on the south coast.    We went to hand out free Cambridge postcards and also Free Hugs. The gestures prompted some questions…

I nearly killed someone in the pub today 

Today I spent some amazing time with people, listening to heart ache and tales. Throughout the day The Queen has featured.  On the way to the pub I saw one of our elderly regulars walking slowly with his stick towards the Wetherapoons where we serve as chaplains. I was carrying the cut out of The…

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…

I will shelter you 

It was raining today on and off and when the rain fell I reached for my brolly to offer shelter to people and those who wanted me to, I walked with them…    As I did this people asked why, and I simply shared with them a verse from an old Psalm that reveals a charecteristic…

Bullet wounds and a cold curry 

   Last week I met up with my good friend and co-worker Glyn Jones who heads up The Light Project in Chester. Glyn leads our FDA degree programme in Theology and Evangelism, a course accredited by the University of Chester and was busy getting ready for our new cohort of students.  We spent time talking…

Meeting the world on the streets of Glasgow

I’ve got an hour or so to reflect on being part of a mission in Glasgow on the run up to the Commonwealth Games. So here we go for a bit of a splurge, ramble, pictures and what-not! Hopefully somewhere along this post you may find something that blesses your socks off. It was a…

Psst… Got any hash?

This is my contribution to the new ‘Sharing Jesus’ book…  available here. What makes the Good News, good for you? I used to always give them a wide birth. Occasionally I would even cross over the street to avoid them. If I had the misfortune of catching their eye I would smile politely and mumble…

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…