It's a mad world. The digital age has made it possible to access news like never before. Sadly, a lot of the news that I digest digitally is bleak. Football hooliganism, the death of YouTube sensation Christina Grimmie, the Orlando shooting at the LGBT nightclub, Westboro Baptist Church spilling out hate in response to the… Continue reading Real Love in the face of hate.
The Harry Potter stories were part of my youth. Reading about a young boy who was a wizard named Harry Potter and his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger inspired my imagination. Never once did I convert to the dark arts or worship any other God. I understand several Christians were apprehensive about this… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Rise of the Radicals
Oxfam Collection for the Ebola Appeal On Thursday 30th October, Oxfam took to the Guildhall Shopping Centre in Exeter to raise money for the Ebola Crisis. It was an emergency appeal and the Disasters Emergency Committee launched their response to the Ebola Crisis on the same day as our collection, broadcasting on major media outlets… Continue reading Real People, Real Giving
Twitter I am spending increasing amounts of time on Twitter. It takes up a lot of my time, scanning through headlines, stories, blogs, news amongst other things. There is a new tweet nearly every second on my 'twitter reel' and I constantly find myself updating it. Generally, I use it to tell people about Jesus… Continue reading The Good Samaritan – What Would Jesus Tweet?
What makes a good news story? Is it an exceptionally well written article that captures detail, whilst ensuring that the key facts are easily accessible for the reader? Perhaps it is a story with a happy ending, although I often find myself having to dig deep when reading the papers. A good news story could… Continue reading What Does Good News Look Like?