Everything You Know is Wrong* (*probably)

Over that past 6 weeks I’ve been hosting a series of Bible Studies called Everything You Know Is Wrong* (*probably).  It grew from a growing realisation that most people, despite being members and attenders at church for years and years, haven’t had the chance to explore the Bible much.  Lots of us are stuck at Read More …

Could SOUP in your church change the world

Who else needs your space? My churches hosting co-working revelation got me thinking… Church halls have often been a hive of activity with anything from Boys’ Brigade to dance classes and slimming clubs. That’s all good. But who are you missing? How can you help your community to engage with each other and make things better? Read More …

Storms and Giants

A sermon based on 1 Samuel 17:32-49 & Mark 4:35-41 Today we find ourselves with two of the most famous stories in the Bible. Ones we have heard over and over again. The Old Testament gives us David and Goliath, that epic tale of the shepherd boy who took on the mighty giant. It’s a story Read More …

Woven Colours

There are times when it’s ok to let something pass quietly. There are other times when something has to be said. I was charged with leading worship at the URC Youth Assembly last weekend and as we neared the end of our time together it grew more and more apparent that we should acknowledge the moving on Read More …

A butterfly church?

I wrote this provocation paper a couple of days after the referendum for a conference called ‘Where Church and Kingdom Collide’.  I then presented a second version at the conference.  I’d love to hear your thoughts, not so much on the referendum, but on the lessons it might have for the church. The Ripples of Read More …

Pilots Worship Pack

  I’m delighted to see the new Pilots Worship Pack: Lost and Found, which Soo and I wrote, is about to be sent out into the wild. It’s a pack with 4 sessions which help young people to explore the idea of Lost and Found along with some resources for a worship service led by Read More …

URC Youth Assembly Keynotes

So… here are my first keynotes from URC Youth Assembly 2014. As always, your thoughts, comments and observations are welcome… Here are the pdfs URCYA14 Keynote 1 “When the world was dark…” Spill the Beans “Exile is…” comes from Rob Bell’s book Jesus Wants to Save Christians. URCYA14 Keynote 2 “Open Arms” by Elbow “And they asked Read More …