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 MoreLooking Forward & Backward »

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 MoreFree 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 More11 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 MoreLent 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 More10k Success »

Heaven’s Gates Swing Wide

Last Friday as  I was doing an 8k training run I was listening to ‘Awakening: Live from Chicago’ by Jesus Culture. The track ‘Break Every Chain’ has a fantastic chorus: All sufficient sacrifice So freely given Such a price Bought our redemption Heaven’s gates swing wide The last two lines stuck… Read MoreHeaven’s Gates Swing Wide »