A Year’s Worth of Writing

2015 was a good year for the Demolition Squad, the apologetics wing of Christian Vision for Men (CVM). Amongst other things, select highlights include: • The launch of our book ‘The Ultimate Survival Guide: How to talk about God, the Bible, and stuff‘ • The blog articles continuing to receive good attention • A good reception to our seminar at The Gathering (which in total saw …

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Apologetics for Men

In 2012 Carl Beech, Andy Kind, and I got together in a room in Chesterfield to talk about how we could help with the tough questions that are asked both of ourselves and of our faith. Carl – as the then head of Christian Vision for Men (CVM) – wanted to reach the men of the UK with the good news of …

CVM Training Day: Quickfire

Date: Saturday 8th February Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm Location: Rising Brook Church, Stafford This Saturday I will be heading to Stafford to give a talk at the CVM Training Day: Quickfire. Looking at the topic ‘Conversion Through Persuasion?’ I’ll be presenting a 20-minute TED-style talk covering the use of arguments, illustrations, and questions in our evangelism to men. There are 8 …

Demolition Squad Update

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In November 2012 the Demolition Squad was set up at Christian Vision for Men (CVM). Since that time Andy and I have got to work, writing blogs and engaging in the debates that followed. As well as writing the blogs we had a great time at the annual summer conference, The Gathering (video coming soon!). Getting the opportunity to equip Christians …

It’s All About Winning

Read the full article on the Demolition Squad blog. There was something very satisfactory about watching the Lions blow away the Barbarians in Hong Kong this afternoon. It was an encouraging start to the forthcoming tour of Australia and I think it has provoked a few headaches both for the Lions selectors as well as Aussie defence coaches. The victory has settled …

You simply cannot argue anyone into the Kingdom of God, can you?

This post is a Demolition Squad post for CVM. Read the whole article here. We are a confusing country to many looking on from the outside. Our football pitches are measured in yards and our rugby fields in metres. We take our beer in pints and our petrol in litres. (Yet we measure vehicle efficiency in miles per (Imperial) gallon …

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Demolition Squad: New Apologetics division of CVM

After spending a numbers of years working in evangelism and training around the world I returned to my home country in 2009. I returned in part because Carl Beech, leader of Christian Vision for Men (CVM), asked me to come back and work for the organisation. Having seen a little of evangelism in overseas countries I was keen to stuck …

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Get Fit, You’re On Mission

In late 2007 I topped the scales at over 200lbs (14st. 4lb or 91kg). I’m 5’7 (on a sunny day, in the morning). There was no way I could apply the usual “I played rugby”, “I’ve got a big frame”, “BMI doesn’t work for me” escape clauses. I was overweight, out of shape, unfit and no matter which camera angle …