Three Things Special Needs Dads Need To Know

Dads of children with special needs; I’ve met loads of them in the work that I do, nowhere near as many as the Mums that I’ve met, but whenever I’ve met special needs Dads, whether in a group or on their own, if I talk with them for long enough at least one of these … Continue reading Three Things Special Needs Dads Need To Know

Just Keep Swimming: Disabled Characters In Disney Pixar Films

Some of the most widely loved and memorable animated movies ever made have been created and distributed by Disney and Pixar, now part of the same media company. Many of these movie classics include characters who have, or may possibly have, additional/special needs or disabilities of some kind. Some of these characters, and their stories, … Continue reading Just Keep Swimming: Disabled Characters In Disney Pixar Films

Why It’s Not Time To Go Back To School

The headlines are full of the news that schools, particularly primary schools in England, are being prepared to open for children in years Reception, 1 and 6 (ages 4-5, 5-6 and 10-11) from Monday 1st June, if possible. That’s two weeks away. Pupils in secondary education who are taking exams next year, current years 10 … Continue reading Why It’s Not Time To Go Back To School

Lockdown Groundhog Day

When I woke up this morning, the first thing that struck me was that I had absolutely no idea what the date was or even what day of the week it was. No clue. Next I realised that I’ve experienced that feeling every day over the past few weeks during lockdown, as I’m sure many … Continue reading Lockdown Groundhog Day

It’s Time To Start Planning For A Return To Children’s, Youth & Families Work

There are a range of things that have suddenly appeared and taken over our lives in the past few months, 'Coronavirus', 'COVID-19', 'Social-Distancing', 'Lockdown', 'PPE' and more, and there is so much uncertainty as to if, when and how it's all going to end. But in these strange times that we live in, especially as … Continue reading It’s Time To Start Planning For A Return To Children’s, Youth & Families Work

Heavenly Bodies And ‘The Repair Shop’

For a recent talk at my home church I was asked to look at John 20:19-31, the story of Thomas, his doubts, and ultimately his great declaration of faith of 'My Lord and my God!' But as I looked at this passage, I saw another story as well... One that spoke about the body of … Continue reading Heavenly Bodies And ‘The Repair Shop’

Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Church Unleashed

Message: The ‘Unleashed Church’ is not a building but the people of God empowered by God’s Spirit to serve him all over the world. Key point: We are all empowered to glow on and on all through history! Session plan: Video: Watch the video and use the notes below to remind you of what the video … Continue reading Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Church Unleashed