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”

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”

Lessons for Lockdown from Cross-Cultural work

This guest blog post is from Eddie Arthur In the late 1980s, Sue and I, with our two small boys, found ourselves living in the village of Gouabafla deep in the West African rainforest. We were there to help the local church translate the New Testament into the Kouya language, but before we could thinkContinue reading “Lessons for Lockdown from Cross-Cultural work”

Marriage in Lockdown

This guest post is by Paul Allcock As we approach our golden wedding in a few months time you could be tempted to think that we have learned everything there is to know about one another. Di and I continue to enjoy and thank God for the adventure of married life and for His faithfulnessContinue reading “Marriage in Lockdown”

Community in a Crisis survey

Online Church experience Survey in English. Community in a Crisis is an initiative that has been set up as a response to the pandemic. We’re passionate about relational church online. We’ve been helping churches get set up online through events, blog posts and training videos. We would like to find out what the experience ofContinue reading “Community in a Crisis survey”

5 Reasons Why We May Struggle To Exit Lockdown and How The Church Can Respond

This guest blog is from John Greenall Whilst many seem to think lockdown is over, many others are still at home not venturing out. Fear is palpable. On my neighbourhood WhatsApp group Jim at Number 28 shares a post saying that ambulances are scarce, and children are dying in large numbers. Am I the onlyContinue reading “5 Reasons Why We May Struggle To Exit Lockdown and How The Church Can Respond”

Let us sing

This Guest blog is from Jonty Allcock from The Globe Church One of the biggest disappointments of online church has been the singing. I hear people say this all the time. We miss being able to sing together. We miss the wonderful encouragement it is to join with others and lift our voices in worship.Continue reading “Let us sing”