Aug 122014
 
My family are dying. Please help.

I haven’t posted on here in a little while. There are a few reasons, but the main one is this: every time I’ve loaded up my computer to write a blog post I’ve seen all the status, tweets, blogs, news articles and profile pictures all pointing to one thing—Christians being persecuted and slaughtered. Things like [...]

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Jul 302014
 
"Where's your god now?"

“Come to Jesus and all your problems will be solved immediately!” There are some preachers and evangelists who give exactly that message. If you give your life to Jesus, health and wealth will quickly follow. You’ll face no more hardship and everything will go well with your life. There are some. But not many. Very [...]

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Jul 192014
 
100 posts on. Back to limping.

This is my 100th post on this blog. I’m quite pleased with that, and I felt I should mark it in some way. While working out what that might be, I reflected a little on what the purpose of the blog is. The point hasn’t been to build up a regular readership. The point hasn’t [...]

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Jul 142014
 
Who's your favourite blogger?

Well, apart from me, obviously… You may remember that back in November I won an award for this blog. I was named ‘Young Christian Blogger of the Year’ by Premier Christian Media’s New Media division at their annual awards and conference day, #CNMAC13. You may not remember, but I promise you it happened. But that [...]

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Jul 022014
 
Christians: let's stop pretending

This past weekend I was part of the leadership team for the youth track of a Christian mission festival called GOfest. I’ve blogged about it before. One of the major thrusts of what we did was try to help young people discover the part God has created them for in His mission and purposes for the [...]

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Jun 252014
 
Life is basically meaningless. Right?

Regular readers of this blog will know I love my small group! I’ve talked about them here and here (and one of the people in my small group wrote a post for me here). Last week, we started something new. We are studying the book of Ecclesiastes every other week when we meet. We each commit to reading [...]

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Jun 232014
 
Monday Blog Hop: Mel Criddle

Last week I was asked to write a piece about why and how I write as part of a series called the ‘Monday blog hop’. One of the people I nominated to follow it on is my beautiful wife, Mel. Here’s her contribution! What am I working on? Like my wonderful husband, I also have [...]

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Jun 162014
 
Why & how do I write this blog?

Today I have had a post published on someone else’s blog, and I wanted to mention it here. It is on the wonderful blog of the even more wonderful Debbie Duncan. I know Debbie from our church. She is a lecturer in Nursing in London, and is married to our pastor Malcolm. She has four [...]

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