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The Stand

‘The Stand’ is a spoken word piece written for the Iron Men 2014 conference at NCLC. The theme of the conference was ‘Stand’ and I wanted to use this piece to explore the ways that we interpret a stand. It’s often considered that a stand is a symbol of independence but a child initially stands not to be independent from their parents but in imitation of them. This should be paralleled by our journey in the faith as we learn to stand in imitation of Christ, and in the security of what He has done. Cinematography by Mark Harle, 2014. There was a process then, and...
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Just the Two of Us

I was talking to a friend the other day and she told me that she had been driving and had her first blow out. I was concerned so naturally asked if everything was okay and what she had done; everything was fine, she’d gotten to the side of the road and phoned her dad. I wonder what she said when she called him? I could be wrong but I’m pretty sure she didn’t speak in old English, and address him in a very formal fashion. It probably went something like: “Dad, I’ve had a blow out. I’m by the road...
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