A year ago saw me in the weirdest job interview ever. I was sitting on my sofa throwing chemicals into a candle flame while pretend-talking to a class of children on zoom. (Covid makes us do strange things.) The interview was for the Faraday Institute, Cambridge, a hub of brilliant Faith and Science resources (do … More Science and Faith – my new favourite book
Peter re-wrote the headlines of his day. Hauled up before the court to explain his actions, “Fisherman charged with public affray” became “Jesus Saves!” Thinking There are a lot of scary headlines around theses days – pandemic, riots, climate disaster. Everything is depressing. Everything is bad news. Everything makes us want to crawl back under … More Make New Headlines – Acts 4:5-12
Lent Book I’m delighted to report that my new Lent book shot straight to the #1 slot in Bible Meditations. Woo Hoo! Boogie boogie! (That’s me doing a little dance around the study floor.) Thank you for all the lovely comments I’ve received from readers. I trust this book will be a blessing to you … More Holy Smoke! New Science Experiment, Plus Bonus Resources
I know, I know, the Christmas decorations are barely packed away. But Lent is looming, and I thought you might like a free taster of this year’s devotional for individuals and groups. Here is the (probably final) cover. Many thanks to all those who have commented on the drafts. Called ‘Broken Bits & Weirdness (but … More Lent Devotions – new book preview!
Always exciting, getting a parcel! And even more exciting when it’s a loads of brand-new books. Mmmn, that new-book smell! (Sadly, probably solvents that melt your brain.) Get your sticky mitts on one today in paperback or Kindle and rememebr that there’s a free book up for grabs if you buy a copy and send … More New Books! Plus ‘Make a Joyful Noise’ Drama Script
New Book and Free Giveaway!
This Lent, discover the Bible as one Big Story of God and God’s people. This book follows the story from the very beginning of everything up to the wonder of Easter morning – out now! … More New Book and Free Giveaway!
Book Offer Extended! Fancy a free book? And signed copy to boot? This is your chance. To celebrate my new book freshly published in Kindle and paperback (links in the sidebar), I’m extending the offer to give more people a chance to enter. Buy either the Kindle (Click here) or paperback (click here) version of my … More A Comfort and a Challenge – Psalm 139 & Jeremiah 18
Links to resources for next Sunday – [Jeremiah 2] [Luke 14 – First and Last (with chocolate)] New Book! Preaching with All Ages Twelve ways to grow your skills and your confidence by Ally Barrett This is a brand-new book, fresh off the press, by someone who knows the problems and pitfalls, as well as the rich … More New book, free book – what’s not to love?
Resources for Aug 25th [Jer 1- Click] [Jer 1 again – Click] [Isa 58 – Click] [Ps 103 (all -age talk) – Click] It’s almost here! What is? The second book of sketches from The Reflectionary! Ta-daaa! 14 brilliant new dramas for your Messy Church, school’s work, Vacation Bible School, holiday clubs, collective worship, all-age services, youth … More Giveaway!
Our culture is dominated by the Big Names. Some celebrity blows their nose and it hits the headlines. (I mean the news hits the headlines not the … sorry). A Famous Name says, ‘buy this shampoo’ and we all buy it. So it’s a welcome antidote to such idle worship (did I spell that wrong?) that 75% of the … More Betty and The Huge Pimple – 2 Kings 5:1-14