The terrible events in Manchester on May 22nd 2017 brought death, grief, shock, and outrage. Atrocious acts, such as this, prompt so many deep questions – it’s so important to be bold enough to attempt to answer them well.
Released in April 2017 ‘Feel: My Story’ is the long awaited autobiography of the American motorcycle World Champion ‘Fast Freddie’ Spencer. Freddie’s story is both one of incredible success and struggle. Having burst onto the world stage in the early 1980s Spencer instantly proved to be on, or beyond, the level of Kenny Roberts and […]
This blog was originally published by The Diocese of London and can be found here. CVM seeks strategic partnerships to be able to encourage and enable others to share the gospel. One such involvement is with the Diocese of London and its Sports Network Initiative. This month, our Director for London Rob Santer reflects how churches […]
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Or the weak implode. Either way, when life gets bumpy there’s an opportunity to find out what we’re really made of.
Travelling with God “For the Lord hears the poor, and does not despise his prisoners.” Psalm 69:33 “Let the groaning of the prisoner come before you: According to the greatness of your Power preserve those who are appointed to die.” Psalm 79:11 When I was first asked to write a blog, I really struggled with […]
This week, ‘Beat’ launched an online support group for fathers of people with eating disorders. The struggle of seeing someone you love in turmoil and being unable to fix it for them – it’s an all-consuming battle for everyone involved. And as is often the case in these situations, support for fathers is hard to […]
Yes, and here it is! Stiff upper lip. I’m a man. Strong. I’m a man. Burn stuff and take hipster photos of mountains. I’m a man. Depressed. I’m a man? Question every decision I make. I’m a man? Pretty sure I’m no good. I’m a man? You know something is wrong when you question your […]
Everything was going well for Neil until he started having panic attacks. He walked in darkness for so many years, suffering with deep depression. He continued to suffer a lot of panic attacks, which he couldn’t understand. He tried all the conventional methods of man-made treatments and self help methods, but then he stumbled upon the Alpha Course and encountered Jesus and the Holy Spirit, […]
I want to focus o two things: firstly my own personal experience of poor mental health, and secondly I want to reflect upon our role as “resurrection people” in amongst the challenges that mental illnesses bring into the lives of people. A few years ago I performed the funeral of a man in his 50s […]
Before I worked for CVM I was pastoring a small church in Essex. It was a fantastic place and as a family we loved being part of the church and walking with amazing people on their faith journey. Recently I had a phone call about a lady who was part of the church community who […]