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A creative and fun Vicar did something creative and fun at a wedding. This has gone viral on youtube and led to said vicar appearing on telly and also led to commentators on such things commentating. Vicky Beeching in particular . . . The Vicar is Kate Bottley, and as far as I can see......
We (me and my wife) are hugely enjoying ‘Once Upon A Time’, it’s a mash up tv series with just about every fairy tale character you could imagine. The episode we have just watched had a character from Never Land (Hook) meeting a character from Wonder Land (The Queen of Hearts) and, I got to......
The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Jesus (Philippians 1 verse 9) appears throughout scripture equipping and empowering people for service.  There are three things I have noticed in particular about the Holy Spirit that speak to me about leadership and what it should look like.  However, these three things kind of buck what is the......
Wow. Disillusionment – it is pretty easy in ministry to get disillusioned. Thinking, ‘what is the point?’; people don’t ‘get you’ they don’t understand your approach to ministry, life, youth work – you feel like you are banging your head against a brick wall. You keep finding that the same issues occur again and again.......
Unfortunately, as I write this quick reflection, all that is in my head is “From a Distance”, by Cliff Richard . . . I should have thought of a different title to this blog post!  Although, in the lyrics he does say something a bit bonkers, “God is watching us, God is watching us .......
Yes, that’s right – quote yourself. Whether it is via twitter, or on your blog, facebook, linkedin, wherever you hang out . . . . there are ALWAYS quotes from famous people, (philosophers, footballers, miscellaneous celebrities, spoof celebrities . . . in the Christian world, this can be on either side of the pond (US people,......
The following, very quick summary, is based on material delivered last week in a variety of contexts.  First, to a group of school chaplains, then the day after to a group of curates, then, the day after that to a group of street pastors.  It is not a case of having nothing else to say......
This has been (and still is) a bit of a journey.  An incredibly frustrating one!  I would think that a load of people who have been in the Church for most of their lives (44 years and counting) might have heard the odd story / illustration more than once from different people – you know, the kind of......