We made a game for you! Introducing ‘Thirteen Hearts’

This isn’t traditionally what I’d be posting on my blog, but in these strange times, I figured, why not! Exactly one week ago I sat in our kitchen with my eldest daughter and we talked about how we could create a game which doesn’t require an app but that people could use to connect over…

It’s time to submit (and other positive messages)

When I’m not sitting at home because of the Covid – 19 social distancing, I work with teenagers. My office is quite literally a bar (a pub) which has been transformed into a youth centre. One particular week a few years ago, I remember standing at the bar while two young people pleaded with me…

5 ways to keep moving when the world’s feeling tough

In time, we’ll all love talking about how we got through these difficult days. However, for now, It’s all quite close, and so I thought it might be helpful to offer you five thoughts which you can consider while you’re finding your way.

Justin Bieber’s Youth Leader

I can’t believe I’m about to write this. But there’s something important about Justin Beiber’s journey which we need to talk about. And we need to talk about it because his journey mirrors the journey of so many of our own young people.

Keeping Jesus relevant: The beginning of Hikaru

I found myself writing the outline to a fictional story. The story would need to follow the biblical narrative closely enough to be able to be used by evangelists like me. It needed to be exciting, it needed to explain why Jesus had to die, and why we need a saviour. It also needed to be visually stunning.

Cheers! You survived Blue Monday!

You might have seen, but if you didn’t, last week I posted a poem which I think is still relevant to what I want to talk about today. When Sadness Lingers It’s impossible to describe, yet I’m sure most people know, And if it were biological, it would hurt, but also glow. Almost, but unnoticed,…

When sadness lingers

It’s impossible to describe, yet I’m sure most people know, 
And if it were biological, it would hurt, but also glow.
Almost, but unnoticed, yet only some could see,
If you caught the slightest glimpse, you’d want to tip your cap to me.