Kevin and I spend a lot of time visiting churches to sing and play our music. We rarely get to visit the big thriving churches you hear about. . The churches that God has sent us out to speak to, are the ones that probably don’t feel they can afford for musicians to travel and spend time with them. they’re tired, often dispirited, and wondering where their congregations have gone. They sometimes have no incumbent minister, because they can't afford it; so someone coming in to do three songs and three stories in the sermon slot, or to sing after the service is over, can provide welcome refreshment and encouragement.
Things that haven’t changed since ’I were a lad’: ... People saying “when I were a lad, you could buy a three piece suit for £20 ”. (Only in those days, they used to say “when I were a lad, you could buy a suit for 10/6”). ... People saying “when I were a lad,... Continue Reading →
A fifty year old friend who has a growing TV career asked me if I thought her desire for success in what is, for her, a new direction is just some kind of midlife crisis. What a brutal description. Why is it that we should be tempted to question our choices that involve change as... Continue Reading →