Hello and welcome to my new website, Where Faith Matters.
In increasingly secular world, the natural synergies between faith and society are being pushed further into the margins. Yet it can be argued that in these uncertain times, faith desperately needs to re-assert its place within the public square. This website is designed to provide a space where issues of faith can to be raised and discussed.
Although not from a professional journalism background, I have always held a passion for writing which has been developed by my involvement with various charitable, religious and political organisations down the years. Through this involvement I have written and seen published; articles for in-house publications, intranet blogs, book reviews, website content, social media presence, hard copy & online newsletters and campaign letters in the local press, as well as carrying out a variety of public speaking engagements. I am also a published poet featuring in several anthologies and have given readings of my work at open mic and other public events across the West Midlands. (See Writing Credits page for details.)
A graduate of the Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham (BA Theology) I was previously Secretary to Queen’s Social Justice Action Committee.
A Methodist Worship Leader, I am also a volunteer Chaplain for Black Country Urban Industrial Mission (www.bcuim.co.uk) writing a regular blog for their website, as well as providing pastoral support to West Midlands Fire Service and National Express West Midlands personnel in the borough of Walsall.
Having gained much in the way of valuable life experience, through professional and voluntary activities and academic study, my aim is to use this experience to produce high quality, written material on the importance of faith in the modern world.
Naturally I would be delighted to hear from any new friends, old friends or dissenters alike. You can contact me via
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