Click here for a snapshot of my life in @ChurchofEngland , as I've been guest Tweeter for @OurCofElike this week. I'll keep updating this page until I finish on Sunday evening.
On Sunday our family joined my parents at their church near Witney. The Bible reading was Hebrews 10. What leapt out at me was the exhortation in verses 23-25."Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and … Continue reading Weekly Update – Stand together (3rd March 2022)
I don't know about you, but I found it so helpful to worship God together as church family on Sunday. I came to church with a sense of heaviness; I'd attended the prayer meeting on the night Ali died and found it really difficult, but worshipping God, declaring truths about our faith - remembering that whatever we go … Continue reading Weekly Update – The power of praise (17th February 2022)
At the beginning of this week I had the privilege of being interviewed on UCB 2 Radio by Ruth O'Reilly-Smith, who has a daily programme, "This is my story", which is described as a a show about sharing stories of how God’s amazing love has changed lives forever. In the description of my interview, it says, … Continue reading Weekly Update – This is my story (20th January 2022)
As I write the main headlines surround the party that took place in Downing Street on 20 May 2020 that the Prime Minister has now admitted he attended, although he argues he didn't realise it was a social event. While it isn't appropriate to comment on this issue much here, it is worth reflecting that 2 … Continue reading Weekly Update – Integrity matters (13th January 2022)
It was a huge privilege to be in Dresden as the city marked 70 years since the bombings. It was both a sombre time of acknowledging deep hurt, but also a celebration of the most unlikely friendship that has sprung up between former enemies. This, as Archbishop Justin said, is miraculous. It’s a picture of … Continue reading Weekly update (1 March) – Friends of God
It’s soon the season of Lent, when we remember Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness, and prepare ourselves for celebrating the greatest event in history – Jesus’ resurrection. Lent is a time of self-examination and self-discipline, and generosity. Have you thought about what you might give up? If you do give something, how can you use … Continue reading This week’s update – keeping lent faithfully