Alan Galpin – Thanksgiving Service 2018

During my most recent trip to Uganda, we have the privilege of attending and participating in a service of thanksgiving for the work my grandfather, Alan Galpin. Alan served in Uganda, with my grandmother Catherine, until his death in 1980. Toward the end of his tenure, he took over as principal of Bishop Tuckers Theological... Continue Reading →

Cashback, Savings and Credit Cards

Saving/Investments Ratesetter* Reasonable good return rate (vs. bank) and flexible if using the rolling market (can withdraw at any time) ~3% interest rate + £100 bonus if you invest £1000 for 1 year. (total return on Y1 ~ 13%). Note: Capital at risk. No FSCS protection. Instant access not guaranteed. Nutmeg* Robo-investing, ISA's and LISA's,... Continue Reading →

Unethical Business

Unethical Business: a paper submitted as part of my MA in Theology exploring a critically theological, pastoral and practical framework for understanding and acting within a profit-driven, unjust or environmentally impacting business. How are we as Christians to live 'in' the world of unethical business, without becoming 'of' the world? Introduction Within the Christian community, there remains... Continue Reading →

A Migrant Crisis

A paper submitted as part of my MA in Theology discussing the issue of economic migration and how we as the Church should understand our theological response which feeds into the formation of action within the Church. Introduction Migration continues to be “an increasingly volatile and contentious political issue”.[1] Following the UK’s decision to leave... Continue Reading →

Choosing an MA in Theology

There were a number of questions I used in my journey to accepting a place at Regents Theological College. Once I had decided the time was right to study, I had to find where that would be. Home or Away? Cost, distance, people. When I first starting discussing studying with my mentors they encouraged me... Continue Reading →

How we defined Salvations and Responses

During our recent trip to Pakistan, we had many many people responding to God and committing their lives to Jesus. You can view the stats from our trip in 'Mission by Numbers: Pakistan' But it's important to differentiate between salvations and responses. You can have lots of people responding, without many salvations. If people don't... Continue Reading →

Mission numbers: Pakistan

First off, I know it's not all about the numbers. But I'll counter that it's just as bad not to record any numbers at all. We should have multiple ways of measuring impact, and one of them comes from numbers we can record. Hence, Mission numbers: Pakistan. During our recent trip to Pakistan, we (myself and Andy)... Continue Reading →

Ruth and Redemption

Below is the rough and ready form of my complete notes on the character of Ruth. It comes as it is, but I hope it will serve as inspiration for your own talks or study, and encouragement as you continue your walk with God. Prefer to listen? Check out the recording here. Opening God has... Continue Reading →

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