Don’t believe everything you read…

A few years ago, late one afternoon at work, my phone rang and it was a journalist from a well-known newspaper.   She explained she was writing a story about a church which was hiring out its building to be used for art exhibitions and charity fashion shows. Sunday services would carry on as normal […]

The poison of bitterness…

I talked to a man recently who was very,very bitter. In fact, I suspect that if bitterness was a skin disease, he’d be encrusted in scales, which weeped and seeped and oozed his pain. I’m not judging him.Life can be hard and his life (in particular) had taken plenty of unexpected turns; serious long-term health […]

Are you a fat baby?

Are you a spiritual baby?  Bit of a sobering, (and harsh) question, I know.   But when it comes to our spiritual lives, it can be easy to fall into baby patterns, never really growing up.   After I scribbled out yesterday’s blog; What Netflix and the Bible have in common, I remembered this funny old song from Amy Grant. […]

What Netflix and the Bible have in common…

I read a tweet the other day about the Bible, which left me feeling a bit confused. The gist of the post was that while the Bible is important, reading it doesn’t necessarily make me a ‘good’ Christian.   After all, before the printed press, most people (other than Priests and people who were super […]

Risen movie – the Jesus I know.

I’m not a film buff. I can’t spot subtle character nuances in films or speculate on what directors were trying to subconsciously communicate. But I do love a good movie with a clever plot and Risen (which I saw tonight) is just that. It tells the story of Clavius, a high-ranking Roman official serving under Pilate’s rule. […]