“I’ll be home for Christmas”: sharing Christmas hope from Mark’s Gospel

This week I've spoken at a couple of Christmas event - a Christmas dinner held by the CUs at Leeds Beckett University and Leeds College of Music, and then a more conventional carol service held by the University of Birmingham CU. Both were wonderful occasions - it has been terrific working alongside such passionate and … Continue reading “I’ll be home for Christmas”: sharing Christmas hope from Mark’s Gospel

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Welcoming questions from seekers that are women

A couple of weeks ago, my colleague Nay pointed me towards this article published by The Economist. It highlights the massive disparity in men and women asking questions in seminar groups. But as this graphic shows, there is also a simple change that can be made to welcome questions from women. Men are disproportionately likely … Continue reading Welcoming questions from seekers that are women

Review: Can We Trust the Gospels? (Peter Williams)

I remember the conversation clearly. I'd been chatting with the student for over an hour. We'd talked around a number of issues - some personal, some more academic. He was beginning to sense how different an outlook Christianity could provide him - on God, on the world, on himself. But then, as the conversation drew … Continue reading Review: Can We Trust the Gospels? (Peter Williams)

Ten lessons for public gospel proclamation in Europe’s universities

On the closing evening of the FEUER (Fellowship of Evangelists in the Universities of Europe) conference that I attended last weekend, Lindsay Brown shared exhortations for those who would be committed to publicly proclaiming the gospel in the university. I found this list very helpful and so paraphrase it here – I hope I do … Continue reading Ten lessons for public gospel proclamation in Europe’s universities