A Open Angry Letter To UKIP

To all those in UKIP, You make me angry. I have been studying most of today about something I assumed was hardly related, and yet the more I read the more angry I became because the smug nonsense from UKIP keeps coming over the TV, radio and through the news/media. I was already pretty pissed…

Recommendation: Confessions of a Depressed Christian

I have written about my own experience of depression on a number of occasions, but especially with the recent news of Robin Williams own struggles with mental health, I don’t know of a reason to ignore writing and shared experiences where they can help. This is a new anonymous blog which sounds as if it…

Baptism: Tipples

Have you ever noticed that a lot of Christian events will be focused around food? Alpha has a meal; Christmas & Easter are food-filled festivals traditionally; even the old style tea and quiche is for some reason integral to Church of England parish events. Well, to be honest, in this Bear household we aren’t much…

I'm A Christian; My Country Is Not

There’s been a lot of debate recently about whether Britain is Christian and it has gone through the same arguments it does every time, it is hardly a new controversy. Personally I don’t consider Britain, the country I was born in, grew up in, and still live in, to be Christian. And I am talking…

Blesséd Are The Peacemakers

Bravery. Sacrifice. Justice. When I list these words they are probably not ones you often associate with Jesus. Instead, He has often become the symbol of all things soft and merciful. Of course, He was merciful, He played with children, He comforted and healed, He cared in a such an unexpected way He made people…

Us, Them & God

In a post-9/11 world, in a suspicious world, in a world where we hide what we have incase a stranger might take it, in a country where we are nervous of immigration, God can remind us of our duty and the standard which we are set in relation to “us” and “them”.

Labels: Why I Don't Like To, But Do, Use Them

Recently it was pointed out that in one of my recent posts there was a large point of irony: a friend pointed out that I seemed to be wanting to be seen as an individual outside of labels, and yet the image attached was of Cub and myself, and I had described myself (as I…

Leadership = Leader Sheep

Over my lifetime and experience of Christian life (in many forms and denominations) I have learnt many things about leadership with some great… and not so great examples of leaders within the Church. They are also often things that members of a congregation, or those outside of the church family, should remember about those standing…

An Artist's Place In Christianity

I went to university and completed a Theology degree. Now I’m trying to place myself within an artistic vocation. How do these two link together? Sometimes I’m not sure but then I remember what drew me to both.

24.04.12 Poppy Seed Fragility

I went walking before church on Sunday, again putting my good foot forward and making sure I get a regular bit of exercise. I was also a little nervous about meeting a lot of very excited lovely people at church as baby arrival is somewhat overwhelming to think about sometimes. I ended up walking around…