Every church I’ve been a part of over the past few years has always allocated some teaching time within the year to some sort of ‘relationship’ series. The headline of ‘no sex outside of marriage’ […]
I am still finding myself caught up in a moment from a couple of weeks ago, when we were asked by Revd Sam Corley to turn to John 22. He waited for us to return […]
Small metaphorical alarm bells sound in my head on Wednesday evening as I find myself at community group struggling to keep focused. If there is such a thing as ‘present without leave’ then I am […]
Recognition of worthiness unites wisdom and worship. This past week I’ve been thinking about this connection, and about holding together authority with vulnerability, justice with trust, and conviction with risk. I’ve been writing the below […]
Maybe it’s the nights getting colder, and the feeling of setting out home in the dark – but I’ve been thinking a lot about holding onto light this week. “Let there be light” God says, […]
‘Blessed are the peacemakers‘ When I think of peace, I think of white doves, olive branches and conscientious objectors. Peace requires solitude, demands silence, tastes bland, and is the preserve of the feeble and naïve. […]
Some quick scribblings from a recent experience. Dedicated to Rachel Held Evans who showed me the beauty of broken unbelief. Let me hear it for a church built not on belief but on brokenness. belief […]
The financial crash of 2008 hit as I began secondary school, and I grew up under the policies of austerity which followed. To a large extent, there has been consensus across the political spectrum about […]
How often do we pursue change because what we actually seek is power?
Jesus’ anointing at Bethany: the heralding of a new spiritual, economic and political empire.
The following is a small taster of what I believe.
Chapter 10 of ‘Love Does’, by Bob Goff