Canon J.John

Christian Author and Speaker

J.John (Revd Canon) lives near London in England. He is married to Killy and they have three sons, one daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. Evangelist, minister, speaker, social activist and writer, J.John communicates the truth in an engaging and practical way. His creative story-telling enables him to bring the gospel to life in a fresh and contemporary manner. To date, he has completed many speaking engagements at conferences, towns, cities and universities in 69 countries on 6 continents. J.John has written several books including Just10 – a contemporary application of God’s Ten Commandments, For more information visit
God And Our Turbulent

God And Our Turbulent Times

Let me leave you with a final concluding thought. Remind yourself of this: the Christian faith is alive and flourishing, but where is Caesar and the Empire of Rome now?
09/11/2016 13:37 GMT
A Salute to the

A Salute to the Queen

Sometimes with birthdays of 'a significant age' you are celebrating no more than the fact that someone has survived for a very long time. In the case of Queen Elizabeth II, however, we do not simply celebrate years but virtues as well. For me I think our Queen has demonstrated three great virtues, all particularly commendable because they are rare in our age...
21/04/2016 09:26 BST
The Christmas

The Christmas Fantasy

In many ways modern society demands that we should be successes. We are supposed to be those who by our determination or personality make our own destiny and triumph over all that life throws at us so that we succeed and prosper.
19/11/2015 16:10 GMT

Passing Through

I have a number of friends who are battling cancer with the near certainty that death is coming to them. It's at times like this I realise how little teaching there is on death and how we should face it. It's understandable in a world that doesn't want to talk about death and prefers to hope that there might be an opt-out clause.
24/07/2015 14:46 BST
An Open Letter to

An Open Letter to Britain

I would suggest that as a nation we have not only failed to embody the values that were once thought of (probably inaccurately) as being peculiarly associated with these islands, but we have succumbed to a set of characteristics that are all too prevalent throughout the modern world.
10/06/2015 17:22 BST
The Couple Who Changed the

The Couple Who Changed the World

We have come to take the Salvation Army for granted. For most of us it is an almost reassuringly permanent feature, in an age when everything changes. We see its members in their distinctive uniforms, drive past their curiously named 'citadels' and note and approve of their presence at times of disaster and their work with down-and-outs...
13/05/2015 15:00 BST
The Cross and the Ballot

The Cross and the Ballot Box

I do not know how evangelicals will vote in this election; a number of people I talk to have still not made up their minds. I have confidence, however, that evangelicals will play a significant part in the election. I have a still greater confidence that, in the years ahead, the role of evangelicals in the political process will be very significant indeed.
06/05/2015 11:38 BST

St Patrick

As a missionary Patrick baptised thousands of people. Being a missionary was not an easy task for him and he wrote how his life was at risk, and how the local pagan chiefs sometimes imprisoned him. But he knew his call was from God, and he remained in Ireland.
17/03/2015 11:41 GMT
Fifty Shades of

Fifty Shades of Grey

The sexual nature of these books has aroused a storm of criticism and the eroticism is certainly problematic. Yet deciding where acceptable boundaries lie in this area is very difficult; after all, throughout history the Church has frequently found Song of Songs in the Bible to be too hot to handle.
09/03/2015 23:04 GMT
The Girl

The Girl Guides

My experience of Scouting is ten years that left me with fond memories of having been a Cub, a Scout and then a Venture Scout who weekly 'promised to love God' but admittedly without anyone explaining to me what that actually meant.
23/01/2015 09:38 GMT
Keeping the Christmas

Keeping the Christmas Spirit

Forgiving may seem marginal to the seasonal celebrations but if it isn't done then any Christmas spirit is going to be contaminated and you may find that (pun intended) your past poisons your present.
18/12/2014 17:22 GMT
What Does God Want at

What Does God Want at Christmas?

Although there are an infinite number of stupid answers there are far fewer stupid questions and sometimes the most childlike questions are actually vitally important. Asking the question, 'What does God want at Christmas?' is therefore not as childish as it sounds.
10/12/2014 19:04 GMT
Just Say No! to

Just Say No! to Ouija

Who, in an age of the Internet, online gaming, Facebook and 3-D televisions would want to move a pointer around on a board in the hope of getting messages from the spirit world? The astonishing answer is, quite a lot of people!
02/12/2014 10:21 GMT
Religion, War and

Religion, War and Atheism

Precisely because it is such a frequently used criticism of religious faith, the argument that war is a product of religion is worth considering. After all, we have recently had some horrific imagery from the Middle East that seems to suggest that religion is a bad thing. Nevertheless a number of points strike me.
21/11/2014 11:04 GMT
Responding to the New

Responding to the New Plague

Estimates of the spread of the Ebola epidemic change daily but the death toll is already in the thousands and there are warnings that we may be seeing 10,000 people die a week in the near future...
23/10/2014 12:10 BST

Madeleine McCann

One reason why the story of Madeleine McCann is so popular is that it is a story that is safely distant from us, and so doesn't demand any real response. The abduction happened in Portugal some years ago and it is unlikely that we personally are going to be involved in solving it. Frankly, following the Maddy story is now a spectator sport.
07/10/2014 15:19 BST
Praying for

Praying for ISIS

My son asked me last week, 'How should we pray for ISIS?' A good question and one that needed pondering for a few days! It is hard not to feel very strongly about the rise of ISIS in the Middle East and the brutal and very public barbarities it has carried out...
23/09/2014 15:23 BST