Month: May 2020

Volume 1 – Issue 9

Do you enjoy change? Mega pastor/author Rick Warren often says the only people who really like change are babies with dirty nappies – and some of them are not that bothered! I read recently Pope Francis has said “We are no longer in an era of change, but a change of era…

Volume 1 – Issue 8

These last few days, the three days before Ascension Day and last Sunday, are called Rogation Days in the church calendar. It’s not a term that is familiar to most of us, but it has a fascinating history. In rural areas, Rogation days are when the church blessed the land, partly to protect it from…

Volume 1 – Issue 7

Churches in the FCC network are doing some extra-ordinary things in ordinary ways. We keep hearing about the “war” against the virus. Chris Ibbs shares from the “front line” in Riddings and Selston – two villages in Nottinghamshire…

Volume 1 – Issue 6

There are increasing reports of a greater degree of openness to God, to prayer, and to discussions about faith. A few days ago, I was on a Zoom conversation with Christians leaders from the UK, Frankfurt, Budapest and Athens. A consistent theme was their experience of a willingness…

Volume 1 – Issue 5

Although it’s hard to imagine it just now, there are indications that lockdown will begin to lift in a few weeks’ time. Why mention it now? Businesses, schools, local authorities and other agencies are beginning to plan for what that might look like…

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