Ben is the Director of The Bridge. The directing may look a little different than Marty Scorcese but it means he's bossing everyone around at The Bridge. Having spent a good number of years as a Children's & Youth Worker, he's now an Ordinand in the Church of England, but that doesn't mean he's leaving young people behind. He's passionate about an all-age church, biblical teaching and spirit-filled ministry, and you'll probably find him in his spare time reading theological tomes or devouring the IMDb 250 database.
It all points to Him, everything that had come before, the promises, the prophecies, the people. Here we reach the climax of God's story in a person, God's son, Jesus Christ. We don't understand him until we see how he fits into what's come before.
How do we make sense of those prophetic books? Are they for us? Are they just for the people of the time? We take a look at the rise of the prophets in one of the darkest times in Israel's history, the exile.
God's story is both cosmic in scope and intimate in care, we see that as he chose to fulfil his purposes in a family. But why did God choose Abraham and the people of Israel to be the ones who would be a blessing to the whole world?
Will you be going to see the new fifty shades film? Would Jesus watch Game of Thrones? Who were the disciples following on instagram? Ben has some great advice to negotiating the media and culture we consume!
Do you know your Myers Briggs personality type? Introvert or extrovert? Does it make a difference to the extent you feel at home at your church? Here's one account of being an introvert at a Charismatic church.
Abolish trident and tackle corporate tax avoidance, tax-breaks for families or invest in green energy. What would Jesus do as prime minister? Is there a Christian way to engage politically in a disengaged society?
What does worship look like? Singing songs? Offering our whole lives? We are all individuals, and to have a healthy relationship with God we need to recognise that sometimes worship might not always look like we think.