Trigger Warning: suicide, mental illness Back story: On July 20th last year, Chester Bennington, lead singer of the platinum-selling rock band Linkin Park, died by suicide. He was survived by his wife, Talinda, and six children. Today would have been his 42nd birthday. Dear Talinda, I can’t begin to imagine how hard today must be […]
2017 was, by all accounts, a pretty good year for Christian books. Over the last 52-odd weeks, we saw releases from such big names as Adrian Plass, Krish Kandiah, Katharine Welby-Roberts, Justin Brierley, Rob Bell (I know, I know), Jo Swinney and Dave Tomlinson, as well as countless newcomers and lesser-known authors. But of all […]
While I may not usually critique Trump, Johnson and their like very acerbically, that’s not because I particularly approve of their policies. It’s because I get the feeling there are more constructive ways to go about pushing for change.
When it comes to charity, we’re in a very dangerous place if we give more attention to the big names than we do the people they’re trying to serve.
Ah, Reddit. To some, it’s the most colourful part of cyberspace, where all opinions are equally welcomed and discussion thrives; to others, an online cesspit where anyone who doesn’t share the hive mentality is shunned and ‘downvoted’ beyond oblivion. It’s either internet heaven or internet hell, depending on whom you talk to. Ever since I […]
Those of you who have been following my blog for a while: first of all, thank you! Second, I’m sure you’ll be wondering where I’ve been these last two months and perhaps eager to hear an explanation for my absence. If I’m honest, it wasn’t my original plan to take a break from blogging here. […]
In which I discuss my feelings about leaving the Scargill Community after 11 months living and serving there… TFTD – August 2017 (TFTD = Tales from the Dales, in case you’ve not been keeping up!)