"In time" in New Wine

“Who am I?!” I mumbled under my breath. I dropped the scrubber in the toilet bowl and the bad attitude kicked in. I had not imagined my life going in this direction. I had dreams. I had goals. I wanted to make something of myself. I had read about Christians going off and doing great things for God. Healings, revivals, … Read More

"Who am I?" in New Wine

Who am I? It’s an unspoken question we all struggle with from time to time in our minds, as we navigate the different circumstances and seasons in our lives. Just when we think we know who we are our situations change, relationships alter, and we realise yet again we have allowed people and things to identify who we are. But … Read More

"It’s a love/hate thing" in New Wine

I hate leadership. The impact it can have is devastating. I’ve seen the way it corrupts people. I hate what it does in me; the way it draws me away from Jesus, and everything becomes about me and feeding my ego. It is costly and painful. I have to deal with people manipulating me or being aggressive. I can’t avoid … Read More

"His kingdom holding out" in New Wine

I had a fairly rocky start to university; not only was I settling into a new, scary context but I was hit by a consuming wave of doubt. Compounded by a toxic friendship and some bad choices, it really felt like my whole world was caving in. I know it sounds clichéd, but I find this phrase very interesting because, embedded … Read More

"Be A Rebel to the Norm" in New Wine

“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). Society is changing, and the media plays a powerful role in shaping the human mind. With a number of ideas contrary to God’s Word, many believers are starting to lose focus … Read More

"Stepping out of the boat" in New Wine

I’m sure you all know the story of Jesus walking on water in Matthew 14. It’s a classic, but I think the passage has a lot to teach us about how we can shift our culture of comfort to a culture of stepping out for the sake of the kingdom in order to see the miraculous. So, in the passage … Read More

"The way we walk" in New Wine

Last September I started university, studying at the best institution of higher education in the country. (In case you hadn’t guessed, I’m referring to the University of Birmingham.) So, what is it like to share my faith in a uni environment? Well I have quickly realised that there’s far more to it than I would be able to cover in … Read More

"Throw it off!" in New Wine

“ Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith.” (Hebrews 12:1 -2) We are consumed by many hindrances. Our culture loves comfort zones, encourages the pursuit of perfection and seeks self-sufficiency… … Read More

"Trust God" in New Wine

“Purpose; it’s that little flame, that lights a fire under your ass.” — (Avenue Q, the musical) I’m facing an interesting problem in my life right now; one that I’ve found is also shared by many of my friends and colleagues. A lot of us have successfully graduated university, found a decent job, and found good friends to share our young-adulthood with. But … Read More

"Spiritual Leadership" in New Wine

I am a person who believes in being intentional. If you aim for nothing, you’re bound to hit it. Neither age nor gender has ever been an issue for me when it comes to leadership as I’ve never thought of those things as a hindrance or a free pass. I’ve always just felt that if God calls, then he will … Read More