Church, Sermon, Spirituality

Coping with Depression – reflections with a friend on the story of Elijah

I have been learning quite a bit about living with depression over the last month from a close family friend, Aneurin Howorth, who has been staying with us. Aneurin (or Nye for short) has been doing a wonderful job as a volunteer assistant helping me with my work for the last four weeks. Nye’s dad… Continue reading Coping with Depression – reflections with a friend on the story of Elijah

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Sermon, Spirituality

If you want to walk on water… Accrington St. John and Huncoat

This week Gill and I went to see the film ‘Dunkirk’. It is a moving story about ordinary people in ordinary little boats doing something extraordinary – something so extraordinary that the rescue of a third of a million soldiers under bombardment on the beach, surrounded by advancing German armies, became known as ‘the miracle… Continue reading If you want to walk on water… Accrington St. John and Huncoat

Article, Culture, Spirituality, Travel

‘Pray not for Arab or Jew’: Reflections on a Visit to Israel/Palestine – CEN article

A few days ago I was standing in Pedu’el, an Israeli settlement close to the biblical site of Shiloh, talking to a Jewish settler, who had emigrated from the USA four years before. He pointed to the skyscrapers of Tel Aviv, clearly visible on the coast, and said, 'Now you can see why we can… Continue reading ‘Pray not for Arab or Jew’: Reflections on a Visit to Israel/Palestine – CEN article

Church, Spirituality, Travel

Ways in the Wilderness: A Journey into Desert Spirituality

St. George’s College, Jerusalem, 28 February-15 March 2006 The Course This course immersed me in studying the biblical texts of the Exodus, travelling from the pyramids near Cairo into the Sinai peninsula, climbing Mt Sinai and camping in the desert, before crossing the Gulf of Aqaba to pass through the biblical lands of Edom and… Continue reading Ways in the Wilderness: A Journey into Desert Spirituality

Apologetics, Culture, Evangelism, Spirituality

SPIRIT TENT AT THE V FESTIVAL

WESTON PARK, 19-21 AUGUST 2005 A Mission Opportunity The V Festival is a rock festival, organised by Virgin Records, that takes place on the third weekend of August each year at two separate sites, one of which is Weston Park, between Telford and Stafford. The festival has been running for 10 years and attracts around… Continue reading SPIRIT TENT AT THE V FESTIVAL