‘You don’t want a Messiah.’ (Herod’s Story) – Prepare Them Room #2

The media have twisted it to say I was slaughtering innocent children. But I’m the hero – destroying a traitor who could bring down this whole country.

The security of our country was at stake – do you even realise that? It wasn’t about power, it was about the good of the country.

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What if God Comes in Disguise? Prepare Them Room #1

They were filthy, both of them. The donkey, too. They stank, and the woman was drenched in sweat. So, there was that, for a start.

Plus, they couldn’t have chosen at a worse time to turn up – the house was already teeming with Roman soldiers, and I was out of ideas to keep the kids entertained quietly. Trust me: you do not want to annoy an armed Roman soldier.

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Last Minute Advent Book

If you’re looking for an Advent book to read, and you haven’t yet read mine, check out Those Who Wait. It’s about how to find God in times of disappointment, doubt or delay.

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When your burden doesn’t look heavy (and how to help)

You need a friend to say, ‘the burden you’re carrying is heavy.’ You’re carrying too much, and that’s why it’s hard. Maybe you will hear that, and you will cry because in your soul you knew it was heavy, too heavy, but no one else had noticed.

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Telling the Old, Old Stories – in marriage and faith

This is what we do when we’re first in love – we gush about the stories of our love and make long lists of what we love about our beloved.

And when that love has gone on for many years – still, we tell the stories of our love.

We tell our love stories to remember our history, the path we forged alongside one another, the foundations and pillars that hold us together. 

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Jenny Rowbory – Suffering and the Vulnerability of God

When Jenny Rowbory talks about suffering, I listen. Jenny has walked with God many years through unbearable pain, and I deeply respect her theology. So I’m absolutely overjoyed to have her permission to share with you her words on suffering and the vulnerability of God, which I’ve arranged in an interview style – please read, absorb and share widely.

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My Guardian article – Don’t tell your child not to stare at disabled people

I’m thrilled to tell you today that I have an article up online published by The Guardian, on why you shouldn’t just rebuke your child if they’re staring at a disabled person. Please do read! This one’s special.

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Lament for the Disbelieved

’Lament’ sounds very spiritual and dignified. What it looks like in practice is ugly-crying in your front garden while the sun sets.

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