A Dead Man’s Gift (R.A. Crofton)

The three wise men, often in the guise of kings, are a staple of Nativity Plays and Christmas cards, but what of their story, on which the Bible is tantalisingly brief? In a reimagining of the tale, an old camel-driver shares his memories of this strange journey with an even stranger group of men to […]

Dangerous Honesty (Karin Cooke)

One in three visitors to pornographic websites are WOMEN. Many of these women are in our churches, often living their lives shrouded in secrecy and shame. Karin Cooke shares the stories of women who have chosen to speak up and speak out with unflinching vulnerability about their own journey. Women who have experienced the damaging […]

Light From Light: Saints Along The Way (Leo Osborn)

The Reverend Lionel Osborn (known as Leo) trained for the Methodist Ministry at Wesley College Bristol and has served in The Ripley (Derbyshire), Bury (Lancashire), Bramhall (Cheshire) and North Shields and Whitley Bay Circuits.  He is currently Chair of the Newcastle upon Tyne District of The Methodist Church having served in this role for thirteen […]

Those Who Know (David Bargh)

David was born, brought up and has always lived in the old cotton towns to the North of Manchester. After schooling in Bury, he went to what is now the University of the South Bank where he studied engineering, subsequently becoming a Chartered Engineer with membership of two engineering institutions. He has been married for […]