so, i’ve been awol for a while, and the new study series hasn’t appeared as promised – iapologise.

but i have a fantastic reason for this: my son, Ethan Alexander O’Brien was born on the 17th march weighing 10lb 1oz! i’ve been spending the last few months recuperating and getting used to motherhood and all it entails. 


i’m back at the drawing board now and will try and upload the “christian basics?” series in the next few weeks.

also, i will be talking at this year’s greenbelt festival “saving paradise”! youthwork magazine are running some afternoon sessions for youthworkers, with speakers like richard passmore from streetspace, matt wilson from mission year, and me!

you’ll be able to find me at 3.30pm on sunday talking on “christian youth work – what next?” with nigel pimlott from frontier youth trust. for more information on the festival lineup and tickets head to


Greenbelt 2012: Saving Paradise
24 – 27 August
Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK

Tickets available from or on 020 7374 2760