Posts Tagged ‘God’

Help Haiti

January 14, 2010

For many of us, all we can do to help Haiti is to pray for the people there. Hundreds of thousands of people have been thrust into complete chaos and devastation. Haiti is already a difficult place to live with drastic levels of poverty, the earthquake only adds huge difficulties to their already troubled lives.

Singer/Speaker and friend of mine Shaun Groves, has suggested some ways we might be able to help the people of Haiti through Compassion, who sponsor more than 65,000 children there. You can see his blog post here

There are many other ways to help the people of Haiti, (some suggestions) but as i say, we can at least stop & pray today for the people….



January 11, 2010

Here is a sneak preview of one of the products highlighted in the next FM Bookshops issue of Connect …..

The DVD is out in February so stay tuned for it, Connect will be in our shops over the next couple of weeks.
Stay tuned for info on how to sign up for your copy

Test of Faith

July 17, 2009

“The relationship between science and faith is often represented as a battleground.  The claim is that science has pushed God into the margins.  But is the truth more complex?  Talking to leading scientist-believers, we probe the issues at the heart of this debate.  Has science really murdered God?  Or is the God question being redefined in new ways by science?  Does the possibility of a Creator remain an ineradicable challenge?” This film will come out through Paternoster & Authentic media soon with a host of other resources for Churches & small groups etc.

Visit the website here

Not Art:Gospel

September 5, 2008

“Not Art. Gospel. is an artistic view of each topic on the Sermon on the Mount. Some amazing doors have been opened, and some great conversations have started from this. But what is most important is that the words of Jesus are being discussed. We want to create art that will lead to God, and we pray that this project will be for His glory.” Thats what their site says, check it out here.  You can download any of the current images they have created from that link, free of charge and available to use. I really enjoy all kinds of art and design, in recent years i have spent more time creating on a computer than in a more traditional form but its still art. I remember being discouraged from going after a formal education in arts, many said ‘what will you do with art?’ in the same slightly ingnorant that someone said to a young John Lennon, ‘you won’t make any money with that music.’ Creativity and artistic ability are often overlooked in Church and a book that was very helpful to me in this area was Art for God’s Sake by Philip Graham Ryken. He is pastor of the historic Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia who contends ‘that artists should use their artistic talents to bring glory to God. And further, the church should take a leading role in encouraging this type of expression.’ Tim Challies has written a good review of the book here. The details of the book are below, please note the image in this post is from the website linked and is not the artwork from the book.

Title: Art for God’s Sake 
Author/artist : Philip Graham Ryken
ISBN: 978-1596380073
Publisher: P&R
Format: Paperback

Accidents will happen..

August 29, 2008

Yesterday was my first full day working from home on our web interests and i began the day by setting up my new gear, or ‘kit’ as Iain likes to call it. Wireless keyboard & mouse, 22″ monitor and printer/scanner. It was a bit like Christmas morning! The Screen was easy to set up and initially seemed fine but soon after i noticed a ripple running through the display, eeeek, not good! I carried on, set up the mouse & keyboard and then started to open the printer box! I thought the rattling noise was a loose ink cartridge in the box and oh how i wish it was. The scanner panel was in several sharp edged pieces when i got the packaging opened. Very dissapointing! The screen was not terrible but upon reflection it was unsatisfactory especially when it was obvious that the printer had got beaten up on its way to us! So, all that effort and now iv repackaged the whole lot for collection! Carrying such expensive goods to a destination is a difficult job and must be full of trials, the couriers could be at fault but perhaps they are not, other factors could have caused the damage. I could have taken delivery of it and sabotaged it unwittingly, which i should state i DID NOT!! Its a bit like how we handle the Gospel i think. What an important and valuable gift we have but do we handle it carefully or do we damage it whether knowingly or otherwise?