Protecting our children from ‘stranger danger’ in 2017 I recently attended an ‘E-Safety’ presentation at my children’s junior school. As someone who spends a lot of time online, I wasn’t expecting to learn much, but I found the evening to be a real eye-opener. When we were children, being aware of ‘stranger danger’ was looking […]
Author: Dave Lodge
The film begins with a graphic scene of Japanese Christians being tortured with boiling water, observed by Father Ferreira (Liam Neeson) who is forced to watch having been captured for propagating Catholicism.
A few days into our ‘dad & son’ trip to southern Africa this summer, I realised I’d never been in this situation before. I’ve been a dad for 10 years, but this was the first time that I’ve had sole responsibility for any of my children for such an extended period of time. Here I […]
I’m old enough to remember the original ‘Pete’s Dragon’ film, and it also happens to be one of my wife’s favourite films too, so I was really intrigued to watch this new version and see what Disney had done with it.
In my mid 20s I went to Thailand on my first mission trip. It was a life-changing experience! I saw rich and poor living side by side, smelt the stench of poor sanitation, tasted some amazing food, heard the sounds of strange animals at night and felt sweat dripping off me almost all the time […]
David Murrow (author of ‘Why Men Hate Going To Church’) has discovered a church that has taken on the challenge of appealing to men with amazing results. Grace United Methodist learned how to grow again – without abandoning its traditions. You won’t find a drum set in this church – but you will find men. […]
We recently held our first CVM/New Wine Men’s Day “Iron Sharpens Iron”. Here’s a quick 2 minute snapshot of what happened. The next event will be in Manchester on Sat 21 Jan 2012.
Manchester United are just one point from a record 19th top-flight title after beating their nearest rivals Chelsea 2-1 at Old Trafford. Captain Nemanja Vidic’s header followed up Javier Hernandez’s first-minute strike and rendered Frank Lampard’s second-half goal in vain. Arsenal and Manchester City, who are third and fourth respectively, suffered surprise defeats. Arsenal lost […]
CVM’s latest e:Quip video “On the Terraces” Rev. Peter Allen, CVM’s Sports Chaplain, tells us what it’s like being chaplain to Sheffield Wednesday Football Club. Did he really steal the nets ..?
The Mo (slang for moustache) and November come together each year for Movember. It raises funds for The Prostate Cancer Charity (TPCC) and this year the whole CVM staff team are joining in.