Come Home – Poem

I woke up at 2am and wrote this. You look ridiculous With your patch-work picture of pretense printed all over your personality Painting over the cracks of the walls of your heart and your own sanity in case you pour out some honesty that gets you ostracized When you compromise in a counter-cultural surprise But... Continue Reading →

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The Quest for Community #3

Upon and Around The Chinese community. The black community. The LGBT community. Our society has a tendency to build community upon identity and around common practice. What distinguishes us from others, how we behave, the way we feel inside and the way we experience or perceive life is paramount to how we interact with others.... Continue Reading →

Christians and Alcohol

Well once again it's that merry time of year where we descend into a deluge of mince pies, mistletoe and Michael Bublé! Christmas is coming! I had a student I work with ask me recently if I was planning to get drunk at Christmas. The sound of his jaw hitting the floor almost made me... Continue Reading →

Porn and…

I hate porn. I really do. And I've got plenty of reasons to. It's not just because of its links to modern slavery across the world today. It's not just because its warping the sexual expectations of children contributing to the increase of the sexual abuse of teenage girls in relationships. It's not just because it reduces girls and... Continue Reading →

When Life Gets Tough

2016 seems to have gone on record as one of the weirdest years in history! It just seems like everything went wrong and everybody died! OK maybe that's a slight exaggeration. Maybe we've just allowed ourselves to become more aware of the madness going on in our world. I'm still pretty young to be saying... Continue Reading →

Waiting for a Saviour – Spoken Word

A short piece I wrote for our church's Christmas service in 2016 Waiting. We're holding onto hoping that the hope of the world will come, the only Son. We're waiting. We don't know when He'll show but the prophets have foretold that every chain that has held us He'll be breaking. The power of our... Continue Reading →

The Naked Bride

     Welcome to all who came for the provocative blog title! Since you’re here... Picture the scene. It’s Sunday morning. You’ve not had the best of weeks. You fell into that sin you said you’d stay away from and you’re feeling the emotional effects of it. Your faith in God is feeling more and... Continue Reading →

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