Posts from 2022

Goblin Mode

What would be your word of the year for 2022? ‘Permacrisis’ is the Collins word of the year. Oxford dictionaries have gone for ‘Goblin Mode’ it’s possible that one leads to the other. This week Joel reflects on an alternative to Goblin Mode when responding to a Permacrisis. Spoiler alert: The solution is Jesus. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for…

Everlasting Father

In the third of our advent thoughts Joel considers what it means for the creator of all things to be a parent to us.

Mighty God

Isaiah said that Jesus would be ‘Mighty God’ and Joel thinks that the Genie from Aladdin might help us understand what this means.

Wonderful Counsellor

It’s advent and as we start to think about who is at the manger on Sundays, our weekly thoughts turn to who is in the manger. This week; our Wonderful Counsellor.

Presence not presents

Christmas is just around the corner but let’s take the pressure off ourselves this year. Instead of doing or spending more, who else might you invite and include?

Donating and distributing

What do nerf wars have to do with wealth distribution? Joel is not sure either but it doesn’t stop him from trying to link the two in our weekly thought. To donate or find our more about the Bay Foodbank visit


This week Joel has been reflecting on values and meetings (and the value of meetings?!)
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