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Emma Watson’s Anxiety Rings True In Churches Too

Actress Emma Watson has shared in an interview with Vogue that she felt 'stressed and anxious' as her 30th birthday looms in April. Her reasons are reasons that I have personally felt and know others, both Christians and non-Christians, have also experienced. She shared: “If you have not built a home, if you do not… Continue reading Emma Watson’s Anxiety Rings True In Churches Too

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Follow Jesus, not me

To follow Jesus today, do we need a following ourselves? There are many Christians who have hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of followers on social media and they have the potential to reach many with the gospel. Even with a handful of blog or social media followers, are we making the most of the… Continue reading Follow Jesus, not me

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6 Highlights from Alpha

Every Tuesday for the last two and a half months or so, I have been going along to an Alpha course at my local church. We followed the Alpha Youth Series where every week we would watch a short video and pause at different points to talk through questions in small groups about the Christian… Continue reading 6 Highlights from Alpha

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Cycling Out of the Comfort Zone by Charles Guilhamon – BOOK REVIEW

This is SPCK's pick of the month for their book club - I have been reading it throughout the month of October and it has been one wild ride... As someone who has travelled independently on a gap year, studied Geography with International Relations and loves to meet different people, this book really appealed to… Continue reading Cycling Out of the Comfort Zone by Charles Guilhamon – BOOK REVIEW

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An interview with Joel Preston – leadership, youth work and discipleship

It was great to catch up with Joel Preston who I met during my training year with South West Youth Ministries. We talked about his heart for young people, leading well and gave some top tips along the way. Thanks for joining us here Joel! Tell us a bit about you! (your faith journey, background… Continue reading An interview with Joel Preston – leadership, youth work and discipleship

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A Different Perspective

How I miss the days before social media. I feel that I need to insert an obligatory 'yes, it is a great way to keep in touch with people and it has other benefits and I am probably not going to delete my accounts'. The very fact that I am able to share this blog… Continue reading A Different Perspective

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An interview with Emma Scrivener – body image, identity, suffering and community

This is one of the most encouraging & inspiring conversations that I have been a part of and I am blessed to get to share it with you! Emma Scrivener who writes over at A New Name joined me to talk about her experience of having an eating disorder and how her view of God… Continue reading An interview with Emma Scrivener – body image, identity, suffering and community

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An interview with ‘Freed From Shame’ author Dawn Holmes

It was wonderful to speak to Dawn Holmes who wrote 'Freed From Shame', a book about addressing the stigma of mental illness in the church. I wrote a book review about her debut book here. She runs various talks and workshops with co-author Karen Todd. Did you always think you would write a book? I never… Continue reading An interview with ‘Freed From Shame’ author Dawn Holmes

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Freed From Shame by Dawn Holmes (with Karen Todd) – BOOK REVIEW

'Freed From Shame' is a book about addressing the stigma of mental illness in the church where one in every four people each year are affected. Written with compassion and understanding, it shows practical ways forward for coming alongside those who are struggling. The book is divided into three parts: 'Understanding mental health' which gives… Continue reading Freed From Shame by Dawn Holmes (with Karen Todd) – BOOK REVIEW

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Same Sex Relationships by John Stott – Book Review

The topic of same sex relationships is something that I tend to shy away from. I feel ill-equipped to discuss it with a fear of offending others without meaning to, so much so that I have been putting off writing this review for longer than I intended. Most people, whether Christian or not, LGBT or… Continue reading Same Sex Relationships by John Stott – Book Review