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…

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…

Our Light Project new web site

To say I’m well chuffed with our new web site just wouldn’t fully describe how I’m feeling right now. It’s just flippin’ brilliant! It has been designed by Richard Coan who volunteers with us in Chester as an artist and who is a good friend of mine too. He has done a beautiful job! Providing…

4 reasons why all ministers should have a sabbatical

I really love my job. I’m in my second week of a 3 month writing Sabbatical and I realise that perhaps I love my job a  bit too much. I’m going to miss what I do. Lots. I count it an immense privilege to do what I do it’s an ache not doing it, which I guess has prompted me to write…

Word of knowledge over brunch…

So I’m having brunch this morning by the sea in Bournmouth with two colleagues; Glyn who heads up The Light Project in Chester and a past student of ours Andy who heads up a Skate park/ cafe centre called Street Light. While we were meeting and eating Glyn offered to pray for the waitress who…

How to empower others or how to exploit others

I’ve spent the morning reading and researching some lectures that I shall deliver early next year for The Light Projects foundation degree in Theology and Evangelism. In my reading I came across this simple table on empowering or exploiting. It may be way old to you, but wow, it really challenged me in how I…

Training pioneers and evangelists

I’m nearly home from a day in Chester visiting The Light Project in Chester, the charity that I founded nearly 13 years ago. It was an exciting day for me. I was there to introduce a guy whom I had met in Peterborough who subsequently had become a Christian and is considering training in Theology…