LGBT and the Christian story (Part 1) -On growing up evangelical and the damaging silence

The short term prompt for this post is Peter Oulds piece in Christianity today, in which the title reads ‘why evangelicals need a better story’ which you can read for yourself here , it is a response to the conversations from a variety of high profile publications from prominent christians who profess to identify as LGBT, his published piece includes the lines: And this is … Continue reading LGBT and the Christian story (Part 1) -On growing up evangelical and the damaging silence

Why does Media representation (for christians) even matter?

You know how the saying goes, the media portrays the NHS in crisis overall – yet everyone loves their local hospital, fights for it and want it to be kept open, facilitated and the core provider of health services in the UK. But ask people on the street about the NHS overall and theyll say something different, depending on whether they have used the services … Continue reading Why does Media representation (for christians) even matter?

Why is The Greatest Showman is providing joy to young people?

Whisper it quietly, there is a new ‘youth obsession taking over’ , as every week since Boxing Day, 1,000’s of young people in the UK  have been hearing a story of hope, of life, of inclusion, dance and controversy. No they haven’t been attending churches, or signing up to ‘old labour’ , it is not a superhero film, or Pixars latest, no, many young people … Continue reading Why is The Greatest Showman is providing joy to young people?

My top 10 reads of 2017 (maybe inspiration for your ‘book’ tokens?)

Recently I was meeting with a colleague who asked me whether I had always been ‘well read’, a question that I hadnt really thought of before. It wasnt something i would have said to myself up until the age of 18 when i read a little academic reading as possible to get through school. But that changed when I started studying and working towards something … Continue reading My top 10 reads of 2017 (maybe inspiration for your ‘book’ tokens?)

Visualising Paulo Freire’s world

With my Christmas book vouchers I have purchased a number of titles, one or two linked to youthwork management, a few others, and one or two written by Paulo Freire, including the one in this picture Most of it is like refreshing water on the dry one track educational method soul of some theology or management reading, lengthy discussions on dialogue, freedom, faith and hope. … Continue reading Visualising Paulo Freire’s world