Recent Travels

U2.jpgHere I am again writing multiple blog posts on one day, trying to catch up. I guess I need more ‘blog discipline’ 😉
So, firstly, there was U2 at Twickenham. Which was nice. Caught up with the wonderful Tim Harrold and Jude Smith, and waved at Reading friend Harv across the stadium! I can’t say I’m a great fan of U2’s newer albums, but it was great to see a number of the old classics in the set list:

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Another Boiler Room Ignites

mainpic.jpgThose mad fools! People are still being inspired by the story of that small group of people, trying to be obedient to the whispers of God, in a dilapidated old pub in Reading around 4 years ago.
So here I am at the launch of the City Boiler Room. Abbess Jude Smith is giving an inspiring talk between times of deeply God-connected worship lead by a band made up of some great friends of hers from Luton. Looking around there are people here who have paid a much higher price than I to be a part of this thing. I guess it reminds me of the hope that we have that God will use these Generation X monasteries to glorify His name in a really powerful way. As I write this, I find myself challenged by that sentence. Maybe God will do something really powerful through the Boiler Room movement. But maybe it’ll be something much quieter. Changed lives. Lives lived with hope where there previously was none. Journeys shared for a time before paths diverge…
…I guess I’ll just have to wait and see.
You can find more of the story of 24-7 in the book Read Moon Rising, and more information on Boiler Rooms at

Transmission – A Festival for Mission

Transmission.jpgThe last month or so has seen me running around the place even more than usual. The reason (this time!) is ‘Transmission – A Festival for Mission’, starting on the 8th July.
24-7 is partnering with YWAM, Share Jesus International and NGM to put together a 4 day camping festival with speakers bringing their wisdom, and hopefully some of God’s too, on subjects ranging from being a missionary in the workplace, right through to planting churches amongst unchurched people groups.

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Nice view!

Bank holiday monday’s have traditionally been one of those times for a good walk in the country. This last BH was no exception. Amo and I travelled off to the Malvern Hills, for a day of walking and pub lunches.

As you can see, great views from the top too!
Oh, and beer and cake topped the day off nicely 🙂


Just every now and again, you find a really cool piece of software. And even more rarely, its free. I’m a big fan of freeware – lets face it, software costs loads usually, but there’s a small community of people out there who like to make tools available without wanting to rip the rest of us off.

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