Thirty Years

  • Ricky Rew 
Thirty years ago today my world almost fell apart. A few days earlier I’d woken to find my Dad writhing in agony in his bed; Mum was beside herself calling an ambulance and the Doctor, then waiting what seemed like a lifetime for them to arrive. During that time I… Read More »Thirty Years

BBC Newsnight Debacle

  • Ricky Rew 
I’m confused. The BBC Newsnight programme broadcast a film in which an individual claimed they had been sexually abused by a prominent Tory MP of the time, but no names were mentioned. Speculation elsewhere, mostly online but not exclusively, led to an individual being named. Newsnight & the BBC have… Read More »BBC Newsnight Debacle

Looking Forward & Backward

‘Over and over again in life, we stand in the shoes of the disciples in this passage [feeding 5000]: surrounded by human need, faced with a challenge, knowing we do not have the resources, in our own wisdom, wealth, and strength, to meet the need, to stand up to the… Read More »Looking Forward & Backward

Disappointing GCSE Results

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

Free Francis Chan Books

[this is a re-post from Youth Ministry Geek but with updated links for UK readers – unfortunately only the Kindle versions are free. Thanks to Stuart Earl for the heads-up.] “Today and tomorrow 3 of Francis Chan’s bestselling books are free in ebook form, they are great books and I… Read More »Free Francis Chan Books

11 year old atheists

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

Lent vs Social Media

It’s traditional to give something up for the period of Lent. Many people do so – even those without any personal religious conviction or understanding of the significance, which puzzles me a little. I usually struggle to know what to give up (if I should bother at all) and many… Read More »Lent vs Social Media

10k Success

On Sunday 4th March I ran in my first 10k race as part of the Milton Keynes Festival of Running. Primarily I did it to raise funds for my role at Spurgeon Baptist Church – more of that here. But it has also been a personal ambition to complete a… Read More »10k Success