Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay… small acts of kindness and love. Many people are scared of their calling to follow The Christ.
One of the many things I need to do now that I am back online is sort through all of the tasks that have been backing up. Here is one of the clips of The Rock Mass that I’ve managed to get off my computer and up to YouTube. Thanks to Trash II Treasure for
Dear reader, please bear with me for a moment as I take you on a flight of fantasy into the annals of my mind. Imagine for a moment that we are in the board room of Coca-cola looking at the strategy for the future. Around the table is a much smaller group of executives than
This month my guest post over at bigbible.org.uk has the word “Cathedral” in the title. This took me by surprise as much as everyone else. If you want to know why I would be mentioning a Cathedral in a post, why not check it out.
Last year we took the yoof to The Big Night Out. If you have got a small youth group at your church it is a fantastic opportunity for them to see that they are part of something bigger. The event starts off with the rides and then in the evening there are a few bands. If
“Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?” That is just a little excerpt from next Sunday’s reading, a taster if you will. How often do we look for examples of justice and mercy to illustrate the
It can’t be a year can it? Really?!? We find ourselves once again in the middle of Advent making that almost inevitable journey towards Christmas. Some of us have time-honoured traditions that we follow each year. You will probably recognise these as part of your yearly routine as you prepare for the feast of Christmas.
You may remember that I blogged about Living distinctively a couple of months ago. One of the main parts of the study is a DVD interviewing Christians who are working at the top of their field. One of the people interviewed was Patrick Dixon, “Futurist”. He was inspiring so I decided to follow him. He
This looks like a great campaign from the Methodist Church. The Christian life is often built into some ‘mystic art’ that only qualified people are capable of doing. The Tell, Show, Be campaign seeks to shatter the mystique and encourage the whole body of christ to get on with being followers of the way.