Repost: Back to normal?

Repost: Back to normal?

Just reposting a very early blog I posted over a year ago, back on the 25th of March 2020. Three things that I hoped wouldn't snap back to "normal"... of course, I probably imagined things being a little more "normal" than this by now - but I wonder how much of this...

Cures for the Covid Hangover

Cures for the Covid Hangover

Hi everyone! Apologies for the radio silence from me on the blog for the last two weeks... I've just had two weeks away from the old laptop - the first week was a Reading Week (read two great books I can't wait to tell you more about at some point) and then was off...

Guest Blog: Juliet Lloyd

Guest Blog: Juliet Lloyd

Some of you will remember Juliet Lloyd who was a ministerial student placed with us here at Bethel many years ago now! She went into ministry in Penarth, but more recently has been exploring creating storytelling places as way of sharing the gospel. I asked if she'd...

Pentecost – the full story

Pentecost – the full story

Me and Aimee (my wife) are prolific binge-watchers, and we're always on the hunt for a new series to get stuck into... even when we're partway through one already(!). Quite recently we were absolutely engrossed in one series - but when we went to watch the series...

Being Tim

Being Tim

I don't know if you've ever seen the BBC show: Call that Hard Work? but the basic idea is that three working professionals swap jobs for a while to get a glimpse into how difficult someone else's role really is. (I remember one particularly funny episode featuring a...

(Beyond the) Line of Duty

(Beyond the) Line of Duty

Now that the aftershock of the series six finale of Line of Duty has begun to settle... what does our reaction tells us about how we engage with stories and our need to believe in a "happily-ever-after"? (If you've not yet seen it - don't worry, I promise this will be...

Repost: Note to Future Self

Repost: Note to Future Self

I posted a blog a year ago today, partly inspired by the Nationwide "Six months time" adverts... but mainly by Psalm 124! I guess the hope back then was that in six months time much of the restrictions and isolation would have changed. Some things have changed, though...

A Vote of Confidence?

A Vote of Confidence?

There would be many people who would say that like UK bank holidays and sunshine, faith and politics just don't mix - but although the relationship may be tense at times, is separation really the only way forward? With the Senedd elections coming up this Thursday, we...

Interview with Dai Woolridge!

Interview with Dai Woolridge!

LOVED the chance to catch with creative genius and all-around lovely bloke Dai Woolridge about his great new children's book and about his thoughts on some of the creative processes that drive us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEuW9gJ57dU   You can check it out...