• Lenten Acts

    As a Christian involved in digital media,  I’m bombarded with opportunities to give up or take up things around the beginning of the season of lent. Indeed,  this year I’m helping create a website that is offering one such opportunity. I can’t really escape it, and the choice of activities and tools is brilliant. I’ve […]

  • Jesus, Politics and Scary Kids

    There are far too few articles in the press that speak with a rational voice about addressing the problems of society in the UK by actually trying to understand the source of those problems, rather than trying to tackle the symptoms. This is one of them.

  • It's Church Jim, but not as we know it!

    We have a new church. Well, there's no building, and no official organisation. There are people, but not many. And you know what? It's amazing!!

  • Eek – I'm an evangelist!

    I don’t really like the word “Evangelist”.  It conjurs up visions of shouty men in the middle of town telling people that they’re all going to hell at the tops of their voices.  Either that or suit-wearing professional speakers who hold big Christian rallys in stadiums.  Not me at all, and, despite my strong Christian […]

  • Discipleship Academy and SoulSpace

    I’ve had an inspiring evening with these two little events. They won’t mean much to some so I’ll try and explain. “Discipleship” is lots of things. For me it’s the process of being a disciple of Jesus Christ, learning his ways, following in his footsteps, trying to lead a godly life. What’s a godly life […]

  • Gardening and Gods

    I quoted from the Bible’s book called “Exodus” only yesterday – here’s a bit again from the 10 commandments: “You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below…” It’s hard […]

  • Nothing Changes

    Back in April I read this article in the Guardian and tore it out and left it on my bedside table for comment. Sorry for taking so long to getting round to it. About 4,000 years ago… Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the LORD descended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up […]

  • Back to Church Sunday

    Churches are amazing organisations and, despite the fact that they should (in my opinion) be quite free of bureaucracy, they are organisations and they need structures involving lots of people in order to function. One of the structures that we have at our church is the Church Meeting. This happens every other month, and we […]

  • Church Planting?

    This is a bit of a multi-purpose Blog/Email/Journal type entry that will probably pop up in various places – apologies if you come across it twice. A while back I mentioned something that was going on that I couldn’t really mention. Well, now I can mention some more, though I will have to remain a […]