If you watched the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony on the BBC then you’ll have benefited from a running commentary about what was happening, particularly the symbolism of the giant raging bull. Live in the stadium (certainly for the dress rehearsals), you would not have had that benefit. Instead, you would have simply seen the amazing… Continue reading A lesson in how (not) to communicate
Thank you to all of you who have been praying for evangelistic outreach during the Commonwealth Games. Please don’t stop praying. Here are some ways in which you can be praying after the event has finished. For all who received Gospels and New Testaments. The main form of outreach was by conversation and by offering… Continue reading How can you pray for fruit from the Commonwealth Games outreach?
This week’s podcast reflects on the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. What an amazing spectacle it was and yet in many ways it was disturbing. Audio – to come shortly Video
It’s not just us Christians that are out and about around the Commonwealth Games stadiums. There’s a whole range of religions and other campaigns seeking to promote their message – understandably giving the large crowds attending. Today as I headed down towards Perry Barr Stadium to welcome visitors to the Games I saw a large… Continue reading How can we keep hope in God’s mercy?
Today marks the start of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The Commonwealth is an association of countries whose primary relationship is historical through the British Empire and the Queen. When countries gained their independence the empire evolved into this voluntary association and in that respect provides evidence of how positive relationships are possible despite that… Continue reading Why we are doing evangelism for the Commonwealth Games
Just a quick update on plans for outreach during the Commonwealth Games. The Commonwealth Games arrive in Birmingham this week with the Queen’s Baton (kind of the alternative to the Olympic Torch) arriving on Sunday and the official opening ceremony on Friday evening. The Games will conclude on the 8th August with a closing ceremony… Continue reading Commonwealth Games outreach (prayer update)
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