Becoming a regular writer for London Institute of Contemporary Christianity

I’m very pleased to have been asked to become a regular writer for the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity, a highly respected Christian think-tank and training centre on all matters to do with making faith relevant to the workplace.  Their weekly feature, Connecting with Culture, is a short commentary piece on a current issue in the news or media with a Christian faith perspective.  The other regular writers are people I have a lot of respect for – Brian Draper, Jennie Pollock, Nick Spencer to name a few.

The subject I chose for my first post for last Friday was about embracing the no-agenda, day-dreaming time that holidays offer – for ourselves but particularly the children.  If you liked this, you might like to read this post I wrote a few years ago which unpacks this issue a little more for what it means for children, and looks at the Greek concepts of time, ‘kairos’ and ‘chronos’.

To my delight, UCB Radio picked up my post on LICC website and contacted me this week asking for a live interview about this on their Current Affairs programme which I gave today on UCB1.  Click here for the interview, available for the next 6 days, fast forward it to 2hrs 40 mins in to hear me.

Triumphs of my year – 2014

Lighthouse2014And so the wonderful season Christmas has come to its reluctant but inevitable end, presents have been gorged/assembled/played with, relatives fed and visited, and card games played.  So now I’ve finally had the chance to reflect back on the year that was 2014 (heck, where did that go?!).  And what a year it was: one of new opportunities, amazing experiences, new places explored, silly costumes worn and the odd mishap (ehem).  I thought this photo I took of the stunning lighthouse in Plymouth to be a fitting image so here it is.  It was an incredibly busy, full year, so although these are the highlights its not that short….please ‘bear with’ in good ol’ Miranda fashion!

In 2014 I discovered…. Continue reading