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I love the following passage from Eugene Peterson, “The Word Made Flesh“, the whole book is great – I have previously reviewed it, and I recommend it.  The quote below is a response to the constant (it seems) pursuit of the famous, the cool, the uber-hip, the trendy, the beautiful, the eloquent – even in Christian ministry,......
Imagine, if you would, a river in full flow. You are standing on the grassy bank and gazing at the field and hills on the other side. Looking up and down river, you search for a bridge – there is no bridge that you can see. Swimming is out of the question; the current is......
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,......