Four decades of introducing people to Jesus

Today, 2nd September 2019, I celebrate forty years of public ministry in the service of Jesus. I find myself looking back over these many years with both gratitude and surprise. There is so much to be thankful for. No Christian – and certainly no one who is publicly engaged in proclaiming the good news of Jesus [...]

2019-09-02T09:31:15+01:00September 2nd, 2019|Categories: J.John Blog|Tags: , , , , |


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: , , , , , |

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 [...]

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: , , , , , |