Jeff Lucas

  • JeffLucas-Pharmacy

    A note to the unnoticed servants


    It happened at the end of one of the ten-day trips that Kay and I lead to the Holy Land. We’d all had a wonderful time; there is something special about being in the place where the big story of God unfolded. When you stop by Jesus’ adopted home town, ...

  • Reuters

    His name is Patrick Hutchinson, but to me, he looks like Jesus


    This photo is a picture of grace, says Jeff Lucas

  • judas-main

    Here's why Judas betrayed Jesus


    Jeff Lucas explains what motivated the most well-known traitor in history

  • jeff-main

    Jeff Lucas: How my dad escaped the Nazis


    Jeff Lucas shares a moving story from the second world war

  • the-family-netflix-main

    Reviewed: The Netflix show that paints Christian influence as evil


    The Family has been billed as an expose of a "secret Christian organisation" who are "hiding in plain sight". But Jeff Lucas says the truth is far less exciting 

  • jeff-main

    I see you


    It’s an old adage, and one I’ve never liked: children should be seen and not heard. Growing up, I experienced the opposite. I felt heard by my parents: they cared for me, yet I didn’t feel noticed. 

  • jeff-main

    God's Hobby


    I always have mixed emotions when hearing about other people’s hobbies

  • jeff-main

    Still showing up


    They are days that are consistently tinged with irritation. We generally refer to them as one of those days. You wake up with a headache to discover that the dog made a midnight snack of your new Ray-Bans, miss the bus on the way to work, and discover that your boss is actually a werewolf thinly disguised as a human being. Later in the day, you’re asked how you’re doing. You mumble, “All right, I suppose. Just having one of those days’.

  • jeff-main

    All sit down: it's ok to do nothing in church


    It was obvious to all that my sermon was drawing to a close. Not only had I uttered the words much beloved by congregations everywhere (“and finally…”) but in summarising my key points, it was clear that I was preparing to land the proverbial plane

  • jeff-main

    The sound of silence


    It’s a frustrating moment. You’re having an important conversation with a friend on the phone, when suddenly the line goes dead, usually at a critical place when they’re just about to tell you that the baby has been born, the stock market has collapsed or that chap in charge of North Korea has decided to volunteer at a food bank and revise his haircut.

  • jeff-main

    The Doorman


    Being a man, and trying to be polite with it, can be challenging these days.

  • jeff-main

    Never say never


    It’s a conversation that the now President of the United States bitterly regrets. Unaware that he was being recorded, he was caught making horribly abusive comments about the way he treated women. His exact words are well known, releasing me from the need to stain this page by repeating them. ...

  • jeff-main

    Here Is The News


    It was an unexpected invitation.

  • jeff-main

    Shadow boxing


    The dive master surveyed the nervous gaggle of divers, including me. He knew we were all scared and seemed quite delighted about it. We were about to conquer the depths of the Great Barrier Reef.

  • jeff-main

    Pray and Display


    Snakes. They look scary, they slither and hiss, and Adam should never have chatted with one. Here in Colorado they’re our neighbours.

  • jeff-lucas-main

    It’s A Dog’s Life


    I’ve never been a fan of bumper stickers, especially the Christian kind.   

  • jeff-main

    When God took over my church meeting


    Jeff Lucas tells the story of how the Holy Spirit took over a Christian meeting in a remarkable way.

  • jeff-main



    ‘You’re doing what?’ My interrogator, his voice shrill and appalled, his nose wrinkled with disdain, stared at me with a mixture of shock and pity.

  • jeff-main



    Clutching my ticket for a brief trip on the London underground, I squeezed myself into the crammed rush-hour carriage.

  • jeff-main

    The Power of Prejudice


    I was in unfamiliar territory, sitting in an Anglican church with high ceilings and even higher theology. I loved the warm glow of the flickering candles, but I felt uncomfortable in a church that was stylistically a billion miles from my own worship expression of choice.

  • jeff-lucas-jan-main



    A message popped up on my computer screen. It seemed innocuous enough, announcing that it was time for my software to be updated. A single mouse click would launch the procedure.