Jofrost

Jo Frost

Jo joined the Evangelical Alliance in September 2017, having previously worked with a number of Christian charities, including Share Jesus, Release International and Bible Society. Jo completed her Masters in Public Communications at Westminster before joining an international campaigns consultancy specialising in human rights and environment issues. She then went on to set up her own business as a communications consultant and brand specialist. Jo teaches and preaches regularly on communications, conflict, whole-life discipleship, mission and leadership.

Dare to have the difficult conversations

11 June 2021Watching our words is a principle many of us take seriously, and with good reason. When it comes to difficult conversations, however, it can become something of an excuse to avoid speaking out or a shield to protect us from being misheard. This has been especially true when it comes to having conversations around sexuality and identity in the church. Over the last few years our cultural stories have shifted to embrace an LGBT-positive stance. Those of us who hold an orthodox biblical position…

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The good news of the God story

28 May 2021I always hated the idea of living in London. It seemed to me to be a place full of strangers. I love the experience of being known. Of walking down the street and stopping every few steps for a smile or a catch up. Of walking into a pub where my order’s ready on the bar before I’ve even crossed the hearth. I grew up in rural Dorset; I had only ever known what it was to be recognised and part of a community. Even when I moved away to Liverpool, I discovered that through the communities of…

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Channel 4's It's a Sin: stories of shame and mercy

17 March 2021From Bournemouth to Brighton to Canal Street in Manchester, my teenage and student years mirrored those of Nathan, Vince, Stuart and their friends: they were filled with rainbows and poppers, fairy wings and shared eyeliner. Even when I became a Christian, Canal Street on a Saturday night was where I could have beautiful, broken conversations with people, reminiscing about the church they knew as kids, the love they felt from Jesus, the hurt they’d received from Christians, and the acceptance…

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Getting started with social media

2 March 2021This article is part of our "Is the 'missing generation' still missing?” report to find out more click here.

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Prayer changes things

11 November 2020The COVID-19 pandemic has left no life unscathed in the UK. The national health crisis caused by the severity of illness for many has pushed our healthcare system and those who work within it to breaking point. The consequences of the resulting lockdowns are wide-ranging and, for many, catastrophic. Many businesses are unsustainable. Unemployment is booming. Children’s education has been severely impacted. Families have been separated. The vulnerable have been left exposed. For many,…

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May our shoulders be broad enough for others to climb

5 December 2019The event hosted by Rachael Heffer and Gavin Calver, with tributes from across the nations, through the generations and by the diverse cultures in the Evangelical Alliance. Throughout there was a consistent and resounding message of Steve’s commitment to ethnic unity. As people shared stories of his friendship and of his willingness to come alongside them, the heartfelt gratitude and appreciation echoed through them all. Current and former staff, along with members of the board, were all there…

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Generous freedom

1 July 2019The spoils of this war would have established Abram as an undisputed king. He already had the command of 300 men at his disposal and now he had won the wealth of the five richest cities in the region. In the Valley of Kings, the indebted King of Sodom met Abram to plead for mercy and the scraps of his and his allies’ former wealth. But before this meeting took place, Abram was interrupted by the mysterious Melchizedek, the king of righteousness, who ministered to him with bread and wine and a…

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Disagreeing well

27 February 2019Ever since the garden, as God declared “it is not good”, conflict has been part of our story and has driven us forward. Without opposition, there can be no momentum, no dynamism. God acknowledged the problem of Adam’s loneliness, which led to the creation of Eve, and the diversity of God’s nature was revealed. But conflict can also be a cruel disrupter and destroyer of relationships. We all disagree. Whether it’s as simple as what to have for tea or centuries-old intractable geopolitical…

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Elon Musk is at it again

20 December 2018The man on a mission to single-handedly save the human race from its own destruction has just opened his one-mile-long prototype tunnel under LA. Built in response to his frustrations of "soul-destroying" congestion trying to get from his house to LAX airport, he is seeking to further revolutionise urban transportation. Nearly every business venture or activity Musk announces I find myself asking - what Mars-based problem will this latest innovation solve? Musk has made no secret that he…

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A deeper relationship yields greater results

29 August 2018“When the storm comes and the fierce winds, when all around it is battered and besieged, the tree with deep roots will not be uprooted. It will not fall.” A board meeting, a training session and a church sermon. I have heard the same analogy and the same call to the church in three very different settings. All were spoken by very different people from very different parts of the church. They all said the same thing. The storm is coming; the church needs to dig deep. Society seems to be at all…

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Created for relationship

1 July 2018There was a joke doing the rounds on social media a few weeks ago: "Why does no one talk about the miracle of Jesus having 12 close friends in his 30s?" We live in a fast-paced, rapidly changing, hyperconnected world, yet loneliness is becoming a national epidemic. I visited a church last week where the practice was to share grace by hugging every person gathered there that day. As I was greeted by dozens of smiling, gracious people, I wondered, for how many people in the room was this their…

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