The Gospels show that Jesus invites, restores and saves women. The only qualification to be a disciple, or one who teaches, leads, heals, serves or prophecies in the name of Jesus is a love of God. And gender could never disqualify anyone from that.
In which I wear an orange angler fish hat made from paper, am cooked delicious Japanese curry, and dance to AKB48's 'Foochun Kukki'.
A letter to a Tabitha ahead of August 2017 when I will cry many tears as she walks down the aisle as a beautiful bride.
A reflection on the story behind the hymn 'It is Well with my Soul' and Luke 8. Learning to grow in faith and be transformed by God.
A look back at the four wonderful places I have visited in the past week all as part of my job at Pembroke College. Lots of fun, lots of joy, lots of excitement
The first two chapters of Luke. Being captivated by Jesus' salvation and grace for me.
My very wonderful friend Siân has now moved to Görlitz for a year abroad working as a teaching assistant (as part of her languages degree). She has just started an amazing blog called ‘Adventures in Nearly Poland’. I thought I’d share her very first post about welcome, which made me well up a little bit when I first read it because I miss her already/ I am so proud of her/ it is just so beautifully written! Please have a read, it so worth your time.
After a few days of living in a new city, it is starting to feel like home. Here are my thoughts on what welcome has meant for me arriving here and trying to settle in…
Welcome is when you arrive at the train station, and a kind man carries your bags up the stairs, when you are ready to collapse in a heap.
Welcome is the taxi driver pointing out sights on the short journey to your apartment, and waiting until you’ve found the right house.
Welcome is the Christian who sees you hovering outside his church, and comes over to offer help. Who greets you with a smile, and a handshake, and kind German words.
Welcome is hugs and flowers from an amazing God-family, who have prayed for you for months; who emailed with pictures, because they know that a picture can reassure more than words ever could; who…
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Thoughts on Mark 14-16.
How the father in Mark 9 and the widow in Mark 12 are models of faith.
Stories from my last few days working with Japanese students in Cambridge.
An update on what I'm currently up to.
Thoughts on Mark 9 / why Jesus would be great at Cards Against Humanity