[SPEAKER] Being a Christian Online in a time of COVID19 (with Cancer), with @ctlaltdelchurch / @stewartcutler

I spoke to Stewart Cutler last Friday morning (yes, less than 48 hours after bombshell news, and yes, I should probably work on a more flattering angle!), for his podcast 'What happens when you turn off church and turn it back on again? That's the question we put to church leaders to find out what their priorities were following the coronavirus lockdown, what is evolving in their church and what worship and discipleship might look…

[CANCER] Yes, It’s Back Again :-(

Well, so much for getting at least 2 years, and hopefully 5 years on Herceptin and Perjeta. Apparently the cancer is back - and this time it's in my sternum and chest lymph nodes - to be honest I haven't got loads of information in my head as, after the clear bloods/X-Ray scan from New Zealand, and the insistence that the pain I was feeling was torn chest muscles, I thought it was going to…

[SPEAKER] ‘Building a Presence Online’ for The International Association of Chaplains in Higher Education

I was invited to present for the Australian segment of The International Association of Chaplains in Higher Education online event (their in-person conference intended to be in Sheffield this summer has obviously been postponed til next week). As this was the evening after treatment, and would have been 'strange'o'clock', we did a pre-record at the end of last week. I spoke to Jay Robinson around this presentation, with a few Q&A afterwards. Building a Presence…

[MEDIA] Could TikTok teens actually make a difference in elections? @GetTheFocus

I chatted to a journalist from The Focus last week: Dr Bex Lewis, an expert in digital marketing and digital culture at Manchester Metropolitan University, says that humour as a way of critiquing our elected officials, is a longstanding British tradition. The risk with these videos in particular, she said, is that humouring Boris Johnson may not be as effective as serious criticism of his work. “He’s always tried to portray himself as a bit…

[WRITER] Find support through the screen for @ChurchTimes

I was commissioned to write a piece on technology and the church for the Church Times, for the post-pandemic special. The article starts: IT HAS been fascinating to watch long-running debates about the use of technology go mainstream. There have been heated online discussions about the importance of church buildings. Alongside weekly services, weddings and ordinations have been cancelled, funerals can be attended only by a few, and ministerial licensings are conducted on Zoom. Theological questions have been raised. Are “holy spaces” places that have…