When Esther first asked me to write this piece for the blog about Jubilee’s 20th birthday, as I have only been a part of Jubilee for the past 7 years and don’t have a background in Newfrontiers, I decided to do some research. Did you know, for example, that Newfrontiers is (according to Wikipedia at… Continue reading Happy 20th Birthday, Jubilee!
Why is it that Christians have so much trouble understanding mental health? Perhaps it’s because it involves the mind. That’s an enigmatic concept in itself – the mind. What exactly is it? Is it a bio-chemical collection of nerves, synapses, chemicals and electrical impulses as the materialists would have us believe, or is it the… Continue reading Christianity and Mental Health: Part 1
In July 2015 Tim Farron was elected to become leader of the Liberal Democrats. Less than two years later he resigned. In the weeks leading up to his resignation Tim Farron was publicly hounded for an answer on one question. No one seemed to care about his policies or whether he could have been a… Continue reading Coming up in ‘Biblical Living’
Last month Coventry won the UK City of Culture bid for 2021. I remember proud posts flooding my Facebook feed reading #thisiscoventry, not forgetting the many excitable WhatsApp messages which followed. I was a little excited, however it was only 24 hours later that I found myself feeling this same, contagious, excitement and pride. It… Continue reading Reflecting on Storied: How Storytelling brings people together
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” according to the song... Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas. I love buying presents, I love wrapping them and most of all I love, love, love the Christmas food and drink! But why does it have to be so stressful? I thought that I’d got it… Continue reading Best Laid Plans: Juggling Christmas
https://www.facebook.com/I.Wear.MyPoppy.With.Pride/videos/722902224460257/ My cousin Joanna shared this clip on facebook and as I watched my eyes brimmed with tears at the tender moment shared on the battlefield of World War One, Christmas 1914. The ethereal singing of the soldiers. The bravery of the individual. The simple togetherness of the game of football. It was touching and… Continue reading Consumerism at Christmas
Hey, my name is Matt and I studied history at Warwick, graduating last summer. Those first weeks seem like a long time ago now but I distinctly remember the mounting pressure to find a new Church. Often when we come to Uni, we’ve only been to one Church our whole lives so the prospect of… Continue reading My Time as a Student at Jubilee Church
Sometimes it can feel like I’m getting nowhere. Colleagues distance themselves from conversations about church, dustbins in the city centre have more Café Jubilee leaflets than people’s hands, and my University friends admit that they were previously too polite to tell me how boring my stories of Nehemiah were at the end of a night… Continue reading Evangelism is a Team Sport
Until more recent years my biggest problem with Halloween was not being able to put on my pyjamas in the early evening in case I had to open the front door to trick or treat-ers. Now, however, as pertinent a predicament as that still is, I find the dilemma as a Christian is somewhat greater.… Continue reading Halloween and loving my neighbour
Early last Summer, a few of us went to Westminster Chapel, London, to join a Newfrontiers day of prayer for the nation. Terry Virgo was there and spoke powerfully on why we need to continue to pray for revival. It impacted me a great deal, reminding me of my roots and that for many years I have prayed that God would move sovereignly and powerfully in his church as he has done in the past.