To launch Alpha this term, we put on a free screening of The Shack, the novel-turned-movie that explores the nature of God in the midst of great suffering. The night was a great success, responding to some questions whilst provoking many more. Jayne - a long-time part of the St Luke's community - was there, and spends some time reflecting on it for us here.
I can't say wellies have ever been part of my Christian camp experience. But apparently they are an essential part of the British wardrobe. Even during summer. So heeding this advice, I borrowed a pair from a friend, on a gloriously sunny day thinking, 'This is nuts, as if I'm going to need them' and set off for my first Focus.
Bethan Sadler – one of our brilliant PCC and a junior doctor currently working in A&E – spoke at St Luke’s last Sunday on God and mental health, as part of our teaching series on Elijah. The audio of that talk is here and in this post Bethan recaps the eight tips she gave for coping with low mood, depression or other mental health struggles.