Encouraging female evangelists

In the ‘Passion for Evangelism’ (PfE) termly book club, we have been reading and discussing Aimee Byrd’s excellent book Why Can’t We Be Friends? Aimee reminds us that the way to stand against culture’s inadequate and over-sexualised word around men and women is by not allowing it to drive us apart. Rather, she says, ‘It isContinue reading “Encouraging female evangelists”

The Art of gathering online

How we gather matters. How we gather online matters even more. You may not have noticed the importance of venues, but each venue comes with a script. Think about these venues: the lawcourt, a beach and a night club. What words come to your mind? What do these venues make you think about? The lawContinue reading “The Art of gathering online”

Embracing Fragility: how we can have peace when we’re not in control

Finding peace by finding trust This is part two of a two part guest blog by Mike Hood In the first part of this blog I suggested that the daily death count on the news has brought many of us back to the age-old truth of our fragility as human beings – and shared anContinue reading “Embracing Fragility: how we can have peace when we’re not in control”

Choosing to enjoy uncertainty – student ministry in lockdown

This blog is in a series on the future of student work. Mark Ellis Director of Christian Unions Ireland (CUI) has written this guest blog. Jesus didn’t step into a normal world. He stepped into this world. He was born during days of upheaval. He grew up in days when ‘give us this day ourContinue reading “Choosing to enjoy uncertainty – student ministry in lockdown”

The future of student work

Over night, due to the pandemic, 1.6 billion students across the world were temporarily out of education in March. To add to this disaster the HE sector in the UK spends less than 3% on digital infrastructure (this is far behind many other sectors). What impact has this had on the future of the University?Continue reading “The future of student work”

Embracing Fragility: how we can have peace when we’re not in control

Face to face with fragility This guest blog post is by Mike Hood. This is part 1 of a 2 part blog. I once heard someone describe the experience of surfing and getting sucked under a massive wave. He said you’re curled up in a ball, being tumbled over and over and over, with noContinue reading “Embracing Fragility: how we can have peace when we’re not in control”

Running a course online

There are many opportunities to put our events and courses online. Here is a simple post outlining how to set up a course through Zoom. 1. Setting up a registration for your event Its not safe to put a Zoom link on the internet. You can create a simple registration or email out the ZoomContinue reading “Running a course online”

The Joys of sleep part 2

This guest blog is part two by Bill Merrington. The first part can be found here.  I recently became a grandfather for the first time and have been reminded of the impact of a new born on the life of parents. I can see already that my son is beginning to form those parental ‘bagsContinue reading “The Joys of sleep part 2”

The Joys of Sleep

This guest blog is part one of three posts by Bill Merrington As a therapist, I always begin with two simple questions. First, how is your sleep? Secondly, do you eat breakfast? In counselling, you can talk around all kinds of emotional and psychological problems, but if a person is running on empty fuel withContinue reading “The Joys of Sleep”

Caring for people experiencing loss and grief

This blog post comes from Francina de Pater  A beautiful book (in Dutch) about this was written by Belgian Prof. Dr. Manu Keirse. He says: “It is not the passing of time that has a healing effect, but the expression of grief over a period of time, and the support one finds in others. OneContinue reading “Caring for people experiencing loss and grief”