Pickaxes and Diamonds

Don’t judge me. Recently I’ve started playing Minecraft. Some of you reading this might also play. Most people have probably heard of Minecraft, even if it’s just to buy an expensive Minecraft branded plushie for the kids at Christmas! However, for the uninitiated, Minecraft is what is known as a ‘sandbox’ game. You create a... Continue Reading →

Fear of The Other

I remember, back in the early 2000s, soon after getting engaged to Kathi, being invited around to have a meal as a couple to a married couple’s home. They were, in fact, the first people in the church I’d only recently become a part of, to reach out to us as a newly engaged couple... Continue Reading →

100 Videos!

Over the last year, I have found myself becoming quite addicted to watching YouTube videos and have subscribed to plenty of channels. (If you fancy subscribing to one more, why not check out my church's YouTube channel: youtube.com/freedomchurchleeds). The choice of channels to which I'm subscribed is quite varied. There are plenty of tech-focused channels,... Continue Reading →

What Day Is It?

There was a comedy/romance movie released in 1993 staring Bill Murray which has attained cult status and is indeed in my top 5 of favourite movies. There was a comedy/romance movie released in 1993 staring Bill Murray which has attained cult status and is indeed in my top 5 of favourite movies. There was a... Continue Reading →

More Than Words

“I love you.” “I’m sorry.” “How can I help?” These are three simple phrases that just might change your life. A couple of weeks ago, my wife, Kathi, told me she had read in an article that saying those things regularly to one another in a marriage could strengthen the relationship. Possibly, even save it.... Continue Reading →

The Power of Saying No

As a church leader, I find myself getting invited to all kinds of different things: City-wide church prayer meetings, leadership gatherings, both local and city-wide, and many, many assorted types of conferences. Conferences on prayer, how to lead well, how to plant churches, apologetics, the list goes on. There are also para-church organisations that want... Continue Reading →

Little Green Men

Anyone find it hard to follow the rules? Pablo Picasso once said, “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” It seems to me like they’d be anarchy and no civilisation to speak of if we all didn’t agree to follow at least some rules. And if all we... Continue Reading →

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