The Sunday Refill – 7 Links for Your Weekend (21/8/16)

As if you weren’t getting enough screen-time from all those late nights watching Team GB scoop up an incredible amount of medals, here’s seven interweb links to peruse away at: 1) Are We Talking Past Each Other? 3 Tips For Talking Faith With Friends & Neighbours – Barry Cooper, who has co-written the soon-to-be-released Life Explored resource, shares some… More The Sunday Refill – 7 Links for Your Weekend (21/8/16)

The Sunday Refill – 7 Links for Your Weekend (14/8/16)

Something to read in-between watching sports you’ve never watched before but now suddenly love… 1) What difference does being a Christian make at the Olympics? – American divers David Boudia and Steele Johnson won Olympic silver this week in the men’s synchronized 10-meter platform, and yet their interview with a national TV channel was like none I’d seen before. Amazing example… More The Sunday Refill – 7 Links for Your Weekend (14/8/16)

Construction-Site Christianity (Why We Should Never Lose Sight Of What God Wants To Do *In* Us)

I can’t remember where I saw it now, but a few months back I read an observation that one of the current, popular distortions of Christianity is what this particular writer had nicknamed Cashpoint Christianity. Can you see where this is going? We’ve all used a cashpoint: you pop in your card, enter your pin, and then – bingo – out… More Construction-Site Christianity (Why We Should Never Lose Sight Of What God Wants To Do *In* Us)

The Sunday Refill – 7 Links for Your Weekend (7/8/16)

If checking out inspiring weblinks was an Olympic sport, we like to think we’d at least help you take Bronze. Here’s this week’s seven…  1) Real Lives – The Olympian – As the Olympics takes over our screens for the next two weeks, have a look at this interview with double Silver-medalist Debbie Flood about the difference her faith… More The Sunday Refill – 7 Links for Your Weekend (7/8/16)

Is Your Church Ready, Steady for Pokemon Go?

Unless you’ve had your head in the sand for the last fortnight (entirely feasible of course, given it’s holiday season!), then you’ve probably already clocked onto the fact that something called Pokémon Go is currently sweeping across the country. But have you realised that Pokémon Go is a unique opportunity for churches to engage with those who’ve perhaps never stepped inside… More Is Your Church Ready, Steady for Pokemon Go?

The Sunday Refill – 7 Links for Your Weekend (31/7/16)

After a nearly-Wifi-free summer holiday, today The Refill returns. Did you get the postcard? 1) Lolly-Stick Summer Fun – If the arrival of the school summer holidays means you now have your hands full, here’s a cracking idea to try from the Good Book Company. 2) Five Reasons to Host a Q&A Session After your Church Service – Tim Keller explains why… More The Sunday Refill – 7 Links for Your Weekend (31/7/16)

5 Questions for Discipleship in a World of a Filters

“Instagram is the new way for communicating.” That was the gutsy claim recently made by the photo-sharing app’s CEO, Kevin Systrom. His evidence? Instagram just announced it now has a staggering 500 million users. It may have been a bold statement, but it’s hard to argue with the stats. For many of us opening Instagram has… More 5 Questions for Discipleship in a World of a Filters

The Sunday Refill (3/7/16) – 7 Links for the Weekend

Quite understandably, there’s been so much flying around this week about Brexit and Europe and politics and immigration and racism that it would have been easy to fill this week’s Refill with articles just on the above. You’ll be glad to know I refrained and left it at one… (By the way, apologies for the… More The Sunday Refill (3/7/16) – 7 Links for the Weekend

The Sunday Refill – 7 Links for Your Weekend (19/6/16)

In many ways its been a week that will be long-remembered – even if it’s one we’d rather forget. Here’s seven links, some of which I’ve particularly appreciated after what our news-screens have shown us: 1) Hoping when the night is dark and full of terrors – After some horrific events this week, not the least the sad, sad… More The Sunday Refill – 7 Links for Your Weekend (19/6/16)

The Story Behind Tumbling Sky: Psalms for Weary Souls – Interview & Give-Away with Matt Searles

As soon as I heard Matt Searles’ first Psalms album, the acoustic Now and Not Yet, I loved it. The idea was simple: set the psalms to contemporary music – and yet it was so powerful to sing along to them. After all, God’s given us a song-book in the Bible, so why not use the wisdom and… More The Story Behind Tumbling Sky: Psalms for Weary Souls – Interview & Give-Away with Matt Searles