I want to share with you some of what God has been doing in and through me over the past couple of years for his glory and to honour his faithfulness and provision… Picture the scene: I am a stay at home mum with 2 children. Ben is about 2 months old, Anna is 2… Continue reading Stepping Stones
Last Sunday, I introduced our series on the Life & Times of Elijah. In the months before preaching, I spent most of my time reading and rereading the stories contained in the books that set the scene for Elijah’s ministry: 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel and 1 Kings. As I went through them, God pointed out… Continue reading (Another) fork in the road
As Christians we have been called to love and serve the poor. This isn’t the main point of this post but in brief: We have a mandate from the Bible (Proverbs 14:31, Galatians 2:10; If you want to know more on this read Tim Keller’s excellent book “Generous Justice”). As a Church we have been… Continue reading What is happening on a Monday night?
It has taken me a long time to sit down and write this post. I’ve been grappling with its contents for weeks since the Catalyst Festival, and questioning whether to share what I believe God has been speaking to me about since Dave Fellingham’s striking prophetic word (Richard Bowpitt records this on the Catalyst Network… Continue reading “Do you really believe I can do this?”
I’m not a fan of cars. Growing up, cars never really seemed anything special. Sure, some looked nicer than others, but they got me from A to B and that was enough. I recognised my parents’ car by the number plate, and if you asked me what size engine my car has, I’d hold my… Continue reading Why Motofest isn’t just about cars
Catalyst Festival is so much more than camping in a big field and meeting thousands of Christians to worship and receive amazing teaching, it's a time to receive real blessing and renewal from the Holy Spirit. It's also an opportunity to serve and help others enjoy their festival experience. I love serving, and when the… Continue reading Serving the Servers: Amanda’s experience serving at Catalyst Festival
Let’s picture the Storied scene: A bookshop café fills up with people – they sip wine, nibble cake, and feel good, cosy, anticipatory feelings of an evening of entertainment ahead. They’re welcomed by a pizazzy MC, they settle bums into sofas… And then the evening’s storyteller takes to the mic. The room hushes. The stories begin…… Continue reading From Birth to Apocalypse: Reflecting on Storied this year
Why is it that when Christians want to find out what the Bible says about mental health they often turn to passages about demon possession? Do those verses really reflect our everyday experiences of being mentally unwell? If you look a bit more thoroughly there are other passages that are far more comparable to the… Continue reading Christianity and Mental Health Part 2
Have you seen the video of a British diver filming himself swimming through a sea of plastic rubbish off the coast of Bali? This tragic clip showed how man-made waste is contaminating the homes of some of the most beautiful creatures – even the mighty manta ray. Plastic pollution has been getting a lot of… Continue reading Heaven is important, but it’s not the end of the world…
What’s the deal with suffering? Alright, if you’re reading this you might want to get a cup of tea and find a comfy chair, this is going to be a long one, but then it is quite a big issue. (I’m just going to say up front that much of this is taken from a… Continue reading What’s the deal with suffering?