I’ve never been a victim of racism, and I don’t live in fear that I will. I understand that puts me in a privileged position. I feel outrage at the death of George Floyd, and saddened at the way those protesting for justice have been treated. But I know I… Read More »My Silence Adds Weight
Recently I’ve been challenged about the use of an inappropriate image for a Christian project. What follows are my reflections on whether or not using the image was wise or appropriate. When setting up a new project recently (Hope MK) and putting together the website, I selected a number of… Read More »Peace Pagoda
Today is a big day – a day which fills young people across the country with fear and dread. It is GCSE results day. Today, especially, I’m reminded that I got poor GCSE results – the worst in my family: C – Maths Level II C – Environmental Science C… Read More »Disappointing GCSE Results
The following is a reflection by Sam Donahue, Children’s Ministry Adviser for Diocese of London (and co-Editor of the soon-to-be-released ChildrensWork Magazine) reproduced from their latest Children’s Ministry Newsletter with permission (full credit below): I was reading a book by James Fowler on how faith develops in children and within it… Read More »11 year old atheists
Holiness is consecrated closeness to God. Holiness is in essence obeying God, living to God and for God, imitating God, keeping His law, taking His side against sin, doing righteousness, performing good works, following Christ’s teaching and example, worshipping God in the Spirit, loving and serving God and men out of reverence for Christ. In relation to God, holiness takes the form of a single-minded passion to please by love and loyalty, devotion and praise. In relation to sin, it takes the form of a resistance movement, a discipline of not gratifying the desires of the flesh, but of putting to death the deeds of the body. Holiness is, in a word, God-taught, Spirit-wrought Christ-likeness, the sum and substance of committed discipleship, the demonstration of faith working by love, the responsive outflow in righteousness of supernatural life from the hearts of those who are born again.
Last Saturday the second Youthwork Summit took place in Manchester. I attended along with about about 750 other youth workers/ministers, paid & volunteer, full & part time, along with 20+ speakers, the Rend Collective Experiment, Mark Yaconelli, and the amazing team who put the event together and served us on… Read More »In All Comes From Here*
Just seen this version of the 10 Commandments, rewritten for kids: Put God First: God is number one, everything else comes second. Nothing else is more important than God Don’t say ‘God’ when you don’t mean it Have a restful day – chillaxing every week Respect. Treat adults how you… Read More »Ten Commandments Rewritten
“perhaps true beauty is something that draws our attention at second glance, once the judgement of a first glance has realised it’s mistake”