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Two voices of vocation

Two stories of two lives in the last few days drew me to think of two voices in our search for our vocation. They reminded me of the importance of knowing and following our true calling. One was of a … Continue reading

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Look back in wonder

30 years ago this week I started my first full-time post as a professional youth worker. 30 years working with young people, mainly teenagers, countless lives who have touched mine and changed me. Sometimes that has been mutual and our … Continue reading

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One verse to rule them all?

Do you have a favourite Bible verse? Or rather is there one verse that you go back to whenever you need a short summary of the gospel? My guess is that verse may be John 3:16, “for God so loved … Continue reading

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#makeithappen

Today is International Women’s Day, a day that I confess has passed me by in previous years but this year I’ve been much more aware of the injustice and difficulties that women face locally and globally. From the abduction of … Continue reading

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Zorbing Church

Do you ever ask yourself, ‘What’s this church thing all about?’ After a weekend with little sleep and constant activity I’m exhausted but exhilarated, recovering but rejoicing and while some muscles ache, I’m energised to keep going. Many of you … Continue reading

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Don’t make them a cause, Give them a cause…

So said Joshua Jost at yesterday’s Youth Work Summit and it seemed to crystalise my thinking after a day and a half of seminars and presentations. The summit works on the TED talks format and features many speakers given 10 … Continue reading

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Everything Changed…

‘There was a violent earthquake¬†for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it’ So Matthew begins his account of the resurrection of Jesus. In the same … Continue reading

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