“Help Us Buy a Home”!

Chris and I have just launched a fundraising campaign as we try to buy a home. In partnership with an amazing organisation that helps Christian workers live in London – Mission Housing – we are raising loans from friends, family and other interested individuals. We have to leave our accommodation in September so our time-framesContinue reading ““Help Us Buy a Home”!”

The Persuasive Evangelist

by Chris My wife’s favourite Jane Austen novel is Persuasion. Don’t worry, no spoilers here. As you can tell from the title, the art of convincing someone to follow a certain path, or hold a certain viewpoint is central. In it, persuasion itself is used for right or for wrong, for selflessness or for selfishness, for good orContinue reading “The Persuasive Evangelist”

Allowing Hope to Flourish: Life Coaching from a Christian Perspective

by Sarah Philly asked me to write an article about life coaching – what it’s like, what it can mean for Christians – and for some reason this verse got lodged in my head.  “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:2 How true this hasContinue reading “Allowing Hope to Flourish: Life Coaching from a Christian Perspective”

A Poem for Mother’s Day

By Philly Mother’s Wealth Empty-laundry-basket silence.I overheard incoherently lisped hymns under babbled breath.Stormy eyes that look through and through me and hands that link behind my neck.Clean white cuddles.There’s a party every time I come into the room.My love will add to your inches but sometimes I want them to slow down.I’m caught up withContinue reading “A Poem for Mother’s Day”

Guest Contribution: Choosing God

By Hannah A from The Art of Chatter One of the debates which is as old as time is about the problem of evil. Scholars and people going through trials or witnessing the hardship of others debate answers to this issue to this day. Why do bad things happen in this world? In particular, why do they alwaysContinue reading “Guest Contribution: Choosing God”