Over the past few days, I’ve been writing a little bit more about how you could partner with us for the Gospel as we seek to see the urban West Midlands reached with the Gospel. I’m spending a little time on this now because people often use the beginning of the academic year to evaluate… Continue reading “Come over and help us” Start by praying
Could you be a pioneer urban church planter? Would you be willing to move into a community and begin to share your life and the Gospel with people who don’t yet know Jesus. We’re keen to encourage people to come and get involved in this type of church planting here in the West Midlands. You… Continue reading An invitation to explore urban church planting with us
The slogan around the West Midlands proudly proclaimed that “Sport is just the beginning.” It spoke of a commitment to see a legacy from the Commonwealth Games that have just taken place in the city. Well, we’ve enjoyed the games and certainly have been impressed by the organisation, the facilities, the tireless work of volunteers. … Continue reading If Sport is just the beginning then what is the next step?
Apparently, Birmingham has the dubious honour of being ranked at the bottom of the recycling table with only 22.5% of waste being recycled. Having lived here for a month, I’m not surprised. Our recycling centre (what we used to call the Tip) is closed currently and our recycling is collected fortnightly. At least we know… Continue reading Recycling and making it hard for people to do what we expect of them
The Commonwealth Games are coming to Birmingham. Whilst not up there with the Olympics, this is still a hugely significant event. It will bring together competitors from across the Commonwealth (the group of nations linked primarily through historically having been part of the British Empire and usually today with ties through the Queen). In fact,… Continue reading Birmingham 2022 and the Gospel
Last week, Government minister Heather Wheeler was forced to apologise after commenting that she had just made a speech in “Birmingham or Blackpool or some god awful place.” It seems that politicians have trouble with the basic principle of not saying offensive things about the people they want to elect them. Remember Boris Johnson having… Continue reading No Minister, my city is not “god awful”
I’m rather concerned at the number of people who seem rather gung-ho at the prospect of military intervention by NATO countries into Ukraine. As I’ve mentioned before, it seems that those who are pushing the prospect seem either to assume that the gamble is worth it because either it would not lead to the use… Continue reading Why we don’t want a nuclear conflict