The Bonding Agent of the Church

The Bonding Agent of the Church

The Praying Church (Part 2)   First Impressions The writer of the book of Acts is, by all accounts, a brilliant author. In fact this Luke, who also wrote the gospel that now bears his name, is widely regarded as one of the best historical writers in all of...

The Praying Church?

The Praying Church?

I want to share with you something that has been on my heart for a long time... A while back I was chatting to a couple who had recently moved house and were looking to settle in a new church. They had attended one church for a while, but just weren't quiet sure yet...

Where no-one has gone before…

Where no-one has gone before…

Hi there everyone, hope you're keeping alright? How the mighty are fallen 🙂 Last week I shared that the rest of the family had been struck down by COVID, but I was enjoying the reputation of being something of a Superman... well, unfortunately that little fantasy...

Family Update: Uncharted Territory….

Family Update: Uncharted Territory….

Hi there everyone, really hope you're keeping well? Thank you to everyone for their concern and prayers, just thought I'd give you an update on how we're all doing at the moment.   If you were around last weekend (Sunday 3rd October) you'll know that our daughter...

Katie Price: To Punish or Pity?

Katie Price: To Punish or Pity?

Yesterday morning the news hit the headlines that Katie Price, a former model, had been in a very serious car crash. She had been driving home after drinking heavily on an "all night binge". The dramatic photo of her mangled car lying on it's side across the road have...

I want to go deeper, but…

I want to go deeper, but…

Introducing a new discipleship program launching at Bethel in September...!   {  bless.  } When I was younger, my favourite Christian band by a good mile and a half were Delirious? Many people knew them from their earlier days, but I was introduced to them by the...

September 11th – 20 years on…

September 11th – 20 years on…

There are certain moments that happen in life which are so significant you always seem to remember where you were when they took place...   Back in the September 2001, I was finishing up a summer job working in a café down in West Wales. I remember being in the...

How to pray for Afghanistan

How to pray for Afghanistan

Like many, I find the news of the Taliban take-over of Afghanistan deeply disturbing. The emotions range from profound sadness, extreme anger and a deep disbelief at the apathically slow response of much of the international community. It can be even harder to know...

Starting again… again…

Starting again… again…

Japan Olympics 2020... in 2021? Confused...?   Don't know if you were all "sported"-out after Wimbledon and the Euros - but it is great to see the "World's-first-postponed-Olympic-games" finally getting underway! Japan 2020 is go! Japan 2020... except, it's not...