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053 If You Were to Write Your Life into a Short Story, What Would it Say? Here’s Mine

When you’re an author doing media for your a book, it’s an honour to have a journalist ask you questions that reach beyond the press release. That’s what Amy Boucher-Pye did for me recently in preparation for a magazine article. ‘If you were to write your life into a short story, what would it say?’ she asked. Here’s what I came up with and why I believe it’s a valuable exercise for you to try too. More…

038 Adrian Plass Turns the Tables on Me

I’ve interviewed best-selling author-poet-humourist Adrian Plass a number of times. Now he’s gotten his revenge! While co-leading a writers retreat recently, Adrian asked me a few questions about life, faith, writing and nerves while sharing his own special brand of humour. The result was a lot of fun. More…

The God of Surprises

How do you get the attention of a world that thinks it knows what Jesus is all about, when it is often only familiar with misconceptions? You do what Jesus did—you tell surprising, beguiling, captivating stories. A piece written for the #BigRead13 Lent event, with former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. More…

Jesus Comes to Warrington

What if the famous story of Jesus and the woman at the well happened not in first century Samaria, but in England today? What would it look like? Who would the woman be and what would Jesus say? Perhaps he’d say something like this. More…