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When I was a small boy, I used to make cups of tea for my mum. I would pour the water into a cup, add a teabag and stir. And stir, and stir. Not a lot would happen – the teabag would float around in the mug, but I could not see any “teaness” happening.......
Here I am riffing on a “Thought for the Day” message from 2012, thinking about what Christ’s Ascension tells us about God’s love and His presence. We are not alone, YOU are not alone . . .  [Edit : 16/06/16] I have not been able to get “Thought 4 The Day” (Radio 4) out of......
At the end of a new academic year, we can sometimes find ourselves in one of three places mentally, spiritually, emotionally . . . they are these (all from personal experience!) :: Excited beyond words.  Yep, absolutely ready for it . . . the summer has been a long time coming, we have plans and......
1 // People can see me doing it. This is me breaking cover. By writing this blog post I am telling you I am running. I could run on a treadmill in the house or I could run outside at the dead of night wearing a luminous orange head band and a bright yellow safety......
We thrive best in relationship. We need partners, friends and supporters in life and ministry.  As far as our hope for children and young people growing up with faith is concerned there are three main spaces where they gain that support and encouragement for the journey. Home. School. Church. My graphic below highlights what I......
Three P’s on prayer from Luke Chapter 18: 1-8, Jesus tells the disciples the story of the widow in order to show, that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart Luke 18:1 Practice. Firstly, prayer requires practice – we cannot pray if we do not pray.  That might seem obvious,......
The Bible Project – The Gospel according to Mark This is a five minute overview of Mark’s gospel, beautifully animated and clear.  I’ve included it because the whole thrust of Mark’s gospel is to highlight that Jesus is the Messiah, the chosen one, the Saviour of the world.  If you are using anything from Mark’s......
On the 16th February, General Synod, the national assembly of the Church of England, will hear a report from the Archbishops’ Evangelism Task Group (ETG). You can see the report here [Report from ETG]. I put a tweet out this morning saying this should be widely read and acted upon.  It is very refreshing and,......