What We Need Now Is Outrageous Grace

Can you love and forgive someone who appears to hate you? That is a question many of us are having to answer right now, as explored in this piece for the Independent on Sunday in 2015.

Did Billy Graham break the Church?

Billy Graham came to England in 1954 and again in the Eighties and had a huge impact. He offered a new deal, a contract that was simple to understand and act upon. Believe in Jesus, accept Him as your personal saviour and you will be forgiven, your life will be transformed. The old ways ofContinue reading “Did Billy Graham break the Church?”

A Time For Anger

This is the piece I wrote for the last edition of The Independent on Sunday, which closed forever on Saturday 19 March 2016. Hope triumphs over anger just about … So here we are. This is the end, beautiful friends, and I have to say I’m angry. Not angry at the end of this title’sContinue reading “A Time For Anger”

Hold me close: Omar Puente & the late Debbie Purdy, the greatest love story it has ever been my privilege to tell

There is one woman whose story has touched me the most in all the years I have been interviewing people; one couple whose immense love has been the greatest privilege to witness. The death of Debbie Purdy has just been announced, and the headlines are calling her a campaigner for the right to die. So sheContinue reading “Hold me close: Omar Puente & the late Debbie Purdy, the greatest love story it has ever been my privilege to tell”

We Need This Madness For The Sake Of Our Souls

Workers of Britain, unite! Rise and dance at dawn, or charm a worm out of the ground – or do anything, really, as long as it’s daft. May Day madness is under threat and it is our patriotic duty to save it. A piece for The Guardian