On my small balcony lives a potted palm tree. I inherited this palm tree when I inherited the stewardship of the flat my parents own, as its current tenant. While my dad was regularly staying in the flat the palm tree was not a problem; he would water and tend to it on arrival, routinely like clockwork.
Tony Campolo is a man of many guises. Over the years he has worn the hats of spiritual advisor to Bill Clinton, professor of sociology at Eastern University, founder of evangelical institutions, Baptist minister, renowned author, international speaker and TV host - to name just a few. Deputy editor Phoebe Thompson caught up with Tony during his short trip to the UK, to talk evangelising young people, social justice and what he would say to his younger self.
Youthwork’s intern Anya Briggs has had a fair few experiences of healing. But none of it was quite what she – or anyone else – expected.
Possibly the only thing more likely to divide a group of Christians than the topic of hell is their opinion of Rob Bell on the topic of hell. Youthwork editor Martin Saunders caught up with the controversial author to talk about his new book – What we talk about when we talk about God – and whether or not he regrets the previous one.
Occasionally, due to bank holidays, deputy editor Phoebe Thompson ends up in the office by herself, going slightly mad. This happened recently and fortunately the fruits of her labour were this rather excellent blog.