• אתה אוהב ירקות ואני אוהב ירקוית

    The Hebrew scholars amongst you will instantly recognise the words of this old Jewish writer, but for those only know Greek, I’ve helpfully included the translation:   σου αρέσουν οι πατάτες και μου αρέσουν οι πατατες   The text speaks of the fallout from disagreement. How, when we let secondary

  • So, what does the Church think?

    We have recently completed a teaching series at Freedom Church entitled “Blurred Lines – Godly Sexuality in a Confusing World” We looked at the importance of understanding our identity in Christ and that there is a better story. We challenged the way that we related to each other and how

  • First Man

    The credits roll. The Lights come up. People around me begin to move. The film has ended and yet I find myself stuck in the chair, having just experienced something that happens once every few years.   If you know anything about Hannah and I you’ll know that we love

  • You’re My Favourite

    I loved the conference last week and especially the teaching from Christy and Paul. One of Paul’s humorous little illustrations was of an imaginary conversation that he has every January with God where God tells him “You’re my favourite and you are fantastic but there is just 10% of you

  • Don’t Go It Alone

    This blog follows our message on Sunday around Pornography. You can listen in on the podcast. 9 Two are better than one,     because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down,     one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls     and has no

  • Status Update 2

    (Taken from the teaching series ‘Blurred Lines’ looking at what is Godly sexuality in a Confusing World) The most searched for phrase on Google in 2014 was ‘What is Love?’ The world is looking for love and meaningful connection. Historically we would ‘court’ someone to gain the approval of family,

  • Do you find Standing Strong easy?

    Recently we drove up to Edinburgh to visit our youngest son Simi and on the way we passed by the enormous sculpture, the ‘Angel of the North’. It stands on a hill overlooking Gateshead 20 metres tall with wings 54 metres across. It is certainly imposing and takes your breath

  • There is a Better Story

    (Taken from the teaching series ‘Blurred Lines’ looking at what is Godly sexuality in a Confusing World)  Our present culture o en confuses our sexuality and our identity, that sex is seen by many as only a physical act, a transaction or a passing interaction that has limited meaning rather

  • Who is writing your story?

    Sometime ago I use to really enjoy browsing through one particular book on my parent’s bookshelf. It was a biography of notable people throughout history. It gave a short summary of their background and history and on what events happened in their lifetime. I found it fascinating how these people

  • It’s my first day!

    “It’s my first day” was an excuse I used for not knowing what I was doing for the first year of my last job! The excuse seemed to work indefinitely for Homer Simpson, but my ex-colleagues certainly clocked on quickly and the excuse didn’t wash with them much beyond my