Category Archives: Life experiences

Black Lives Matter: How can we be a part of the change that is needed?

The Baptists Together General Secretary Lynn Green has made this helpful and challenging statement that I wholeheartedly agree with.“The inhumane and merciless brutality demonstrated towards George Floyd last week was an appalling act of injustice and reveals yet again the … Continue reading

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Who you gonna call?

Is anyone else struggling? Let’s be honest, life has been turned upside down and inside out in recent times in ways that we never could have imagined. Like me you may well be feeling like you are stumbling along, trying … Continue reading

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If you are feeling Brokenhearted, you are Not Alone

During our times of greatest pain, when we feel brokenhearted, we often feel isolated and alone. In these moments, God wants to remind us that he is close to us and that we are never alone: The Lord is close … Continue reading

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Nobody should put Jesus in the Corner

When I was called to be a Regional Minister, I spent some time asking God what he wanted to say to his Church. As I did this, I began to think about Jesus calming of the storm and I was … Continue reading

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Are You Tired?

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do … Continue reading

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Hosanna is the word you might be looking for in these troubling times

If you are struggling to know how to answer the dreaded question ‘how are you’ then hosanna might be the word you are looking for. There are probably not many people who can honestly say that they are completely fine … Continue reading

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Time to Pause and Reflect? Some thoughts and questions for church leaders

This post is a copy of my contribution to the Eastern Baptist Association ‘Thought for the Week’ which is sent to the Ministers in the EBA. I am reposting it here in case other church leaders find it helpful as we … Continue reading

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What will you do with this Gift of Time?

If you had said to me six months ago that a time was coming when the people of the UK would be asked to remain in their homes for at least three weeks I wouldn’t have believed you and yet … Continue reading

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I am One with Christ and He is with me

I recently watched the film Rogue 1 and I was struck by the phrase that was constantly repeated by Chirrut Imwe: ‘I am one with the Force, and the Force is with me’ Although he is blind, Chirrut is able … Continue reading

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So You’re Still Around?

I was at a meeting of Ministers in Colchester organized by New Wine and one of them greeted me with these words. ‘So you’re still around?’ They had made a very reasonable assumption that I had moved away because of … Continue reading

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