Since I first committed my life to following Jesus Christ, the one thing I have found most difficult to do is PRAY! Particularly in the early days it just felt like I was doing nothing when I should have been doing something. I can remember the frustration of asking people, much more mature in their […]
Evangelism – or telling a story! Life came to a shuddering halt; July 2016 two heart attacks; and life as it was known stopped almost dead in its tracks. Over the course of the next year and three operations I had nine stents inserted into my heart. Stents reopen and keep the arteries open for […]
In my last blog, I shared the first of ten values that I am endeavouring to live by. That was to relentlessly pursue God, and in those moments when we lose sight of Him purposefully choose to hunt Him down. In my experience, and in so much of my reading, I have learned that God […]
This is part two of a blog series on finding the narrow path in every situation of life. This week, Jon explores what it looks like to ‘trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths […]
It had been a particularly tough first few months of the year. My wife and I had become increasingly aware that our son was not going to make it into mainstream school. We sat in a number of education healthcare planning meetings, listening to one missed target after another. As parents, we had been saying […]
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 […]
“Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” John 20:25 I have recently spent some time reflecting on various art works that capture the resurrection of Jesus. There have been many interpretations of this incredible […]
The enduring image of Mary Magdalene has had a tough reputation both in the Church and popular culture … I fully enjoyed seeing Mary restored to a position of authority as a key apostle of Jesus and an important element of the early church in her own standing.
Sex is a weapon in this brutal espionage-em-up which sees Jennifer Lawrence star as Dominika Egorova, a prima ballerina, who becomes coerced into a dangerous high-level intelligence operation.
Guys, I wanted to introduce a new series of blogs that we are going to be unblushing over the next few weeks / months / years … We have called this stuff ‘Life, the universe and everything else’. The flavour and focus of these blogs is how we can explore science and God without losing sight of either in […]