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 […]
Alleged child abduction by Roma in Greece and Ireland is in the media as I write. In light of those two cases it is not surprising that negative stereotyping of Roma is rife. How I wish I could take a Daily Mail and/or a BBC journalist to Cluj where a Dutch pastor and his wife […]
I had a knee replacement 8 weeks ago, so in between lots of exercise I have had time to catch up with some reading! Right Here, Right Now by Alan Hirsch and Lance Ford is a ‘must read’. This book got me very excited, so I make no apology in doing a review for this blog. […]
There are nearly 12 million people of pensionable age in the UK today and the number is rising. The latest research shows that only around 16% attend church regularly. Many older people are out of touch with the Christian faith at the very time when they may be seeking an explanation for the difficulties and […]
“…let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:15) Bloated and fatigued by the excesses of the festive season, resolving to stick to New Year resolutions; spare a thought for Cluj. Cluj is an old Romanian university city […]
If you want to walk on water you’ve got to get out of the boat! – John Ortberg
Don’t we just love to stay within our comfort zones, hiding behind our busyness and (over) commitments. I know I’m as guilty as the next man.