Summer

The shelves are stacked with glossy prints of smiling, radiant, bronzed and bikini-clad models, flightily skipping along yellow sandy beaches with perfectly styled ‘tousled hair’ flowing. One might strain hopefully for even a glimpse of any background figures resembling your average ‘Brit on holiday’, but sadly be disappointed. There are no red, shiny faces or [...]

2019-07-16T09:06:00+01:00July 16th, 2019|Categories: J.John Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

J.John to preach in the centre of Oxford

‘LOVE OXFORD’ OPEN-AIR SERVICE RETURNING TO BROAD STREET, OXFORD IN JULY Sunday 21st July 2019, 11am–1pm, Broad Street, Oxford Thirty churches from across Oxford will be uniting in July for an open-air service, Love Oxford 2019. Building on the success of Love Oxford 2015 and 2017, Christians from all denominations, backgrounds and ethnicities will [...]

2019-07-12T09:47:05+01:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Disconnect This Summer

If you are looking forward to your summer holidays, let me suggest that you try to digitally disconnect while you’re away. Plan to drastically cut your engagement with social media, email and the web. There are growing concerns about how dependent we are becoming on social media, the use of email and constant web browsing. [...]

2019-07-01T13:13:32+01:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: J.John Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Not Kids Play

Answering children's questions about God One of the most endearing and exhausting features of children is their questions. You know the sort of thing: ‘Why do I have two eyes if I only see one thing?’ or ‘Why don’t you have enough hair?’ This curiosity is natural and good; after all, we read that [...]

Thousands expected to attend events in the west of England

On Saturday 8th June, churches in Gloucester are partnering together to celebrate Pentecost with an evangelistic event – JustOne at Gloucester Cathedral. J.John will preach the good news of Jesus in the newly refurbished cathedral in Gloucester. The organising team has placed such emphasis on the importance of inviting a +1 they have halved the number [...]

2019-05-24T15:06:42+01:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Light of the World

Holman Hunt’s painting The Light of the World inspired me in my journey of faith when I first saw it as a student in London in 1975 and continues to inspire me today. I frequently give those making a decision to follow Christ at our meetings a postcard of the painting. Holman Hunt (1827–1910) was a [...]

2019-05-24T08:47:41+01:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: J.John Blog|Tags: , , , , , |