Searching for Home

This is the introduction from Searching for Home, a new book of reflections and study notes for Advent which explores the experiences of modern day refugees alongside those of Mary, Joseph and their baby as they were forced to run in the night from soldiers who were coming to kill. It’s published by SPCK asContinue reading “Searching for Home”

Love Wins: a story for anyone who is running a marathon (or feels like they are)

This morning’s Pause For Thought on the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show for BBC Radio 2, because April can be a struggle for all sorts of reasons and the London Marathon is happening this weekend. Listen here. I tried to run a 10k race once, but when the starting gun fired everyone else disappeared into theContinue reading “Love Wins: a story for anyone who is running a marathon (or feels like they are)”

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?”

Waiting: a thought for Advent

The old book is full of silence. Full of people waiting. Before the earth began, there was silence. Before the birth of Adam and Eve there was only the sound of the animals, of the wind and the birds in the trees. Before Moses could speak, he waited for God. Before the Christ was born,Continue reading “Waiting: a thought for Advent”