Recently it was Father’s Day and things proceeded as normal at a friend’s church. Fathers were honoured in every form: birth, spiritual, adoptive, foster, uncles.Read More
The new Amazon series Good Omens tells the story of the apocalypse from the perspective of two friends - an angel, Aziraphale, and a demon, Crowley.Read More
Being a young person is hard. I’m sure you still remember it. Puberty. Parties. Peer pressure. All children face challenges as they grow into adults.Read More
Over forty failed job applications in July and August alone. The guy I was attracted to turned out not to feel the same way. A close family member made it clear that they no longer wanted a relationship.Read More
“Have you got a spreadsheet for that as well, Jonny?” he asked, passing me a pair of socks.
No I didn’t – and don’t – have a spreadsheet to monitor the comings and goings of my underwear drawer.Read More
If you thought my first piece on Love Island would be a damning criticism, this will disappoint.Read More
Do you want gospel-centered church relationships? Do you long to see more of God? Do you want to please him?
I’ve felt all those things at various points, and I discovered all the answers on a Tuesday evening. At the prayer meeting.
Here’s why.Read More
Maybe I’ll click on this article. I feel hungry. Why am I here? I don’t think I want to move job. I hate this weather. Is there a God?Read More
I’ll cut to the chase: we all put faith in false gods. The position of the sun, moon and stars gives us our horoscope – a prediction of our futures. We put faith in balls of gas and rock to control our destiny.Read More
The Bible tells us to be wise. But sometimes, actions which seem wise are actually a mask for cowardice.Read More
The pub was fairly empty. It was a only a Watford game.
I walked over to my favourite booth, and was surprised to see a friend sat there having a drink. As the game started he looked excited.Read More
You’re late for work. You’re already snowed under but your boss has given you an *urgent* task. You’ve missed lunch, again.
You’re stressed. Apparently, so is everyone else.Read More
Navigating through romantic relationships in a porn-filled, Tinder-loving, swipe-right culture is difficult enough for anyone. How much more for Christians who God calls to purity, peace and patience?Read More
Imagine camping in a cave for four days. No sunlight, no scenery, just dark damp rock. For four days.Read More
Last year someone involved in the marketing of a Christian conference told me that the leadership wanted to make its images more ethnically diverse.Read More
You know when you’re in church with a friend who doesn’t know Jesus? Every five minutes you think: how on earth are they finding this?Read More
“Dan, I’m using an app which records our phone call – legally I have to ask if you’re ok with that.”
“Legally, I am,” came Dan’s wry response to my boring question. Within ten minutes the app had crashed and our phone call was cut off. Twice.Read More
I’ve felt ambushed by the BBC over the last few months.
They’ve published a series of heart-wrenching articles and clips about assisted dying: ‘Change to law to spare me a painful death’, ‘Doctors drop opposition to assisted dying.’ Keeping people alive ‘can be construed as torture’.
They make my heart ache. They’re too close to home.Read More
A few days ago, I watched a pastor praying over the coffins of two young Christians.
He knew they were rejoicing with God, but he still wept. He spoke about joy but choked on his words.Read More