Phil Knox

Phil Knox

Phil Knox is the head of mission to young adults at the Evangelical Alliance. He lives to see people come to know Jesus and Christians inspired and equipped to share their faith. He has a passion for his generation, the local church, loves learning, and has degrees in law, and mission and evangelism. Phil is married to Dani and they have two sons, Caleb and Jos. He is an avid runner and footballer, a proud Aston Villa supporter, and battles a mild coffee addiction. He is the author of Story Bearer: How to share your faith with your friends. Find out more at www.storybearer.com

Andy Murray: lessons from a sporting great

17 January 2019In the depths of winter, amidst the frosty mornings and shortened hours of daylight, it can be difficult to remember the feel of the British summer. But, if you close your eyes for a moment, you can take yourself there, to the smell of burgers sizzling on a barbeque, the sight of morning sunlight bursting through the curtains, and the sound of racquet on ball (accompanied by the occasionally grunt) from Wimbledon. And part and parcel of our country’s love affair with Wimbledon is the tendency…

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Christmas: The proximity of Emmanuel

13 December 2018Proximity. Noun. Nearness in space, time or relationship. Immanuel. Noun. God is with us. As human beings we are made with an inbuilt awareness of how close is too close. We ideally like to keep strangers at least three metres away. We feel comfortable with acquaintances coming as close as one metre away. Closer still is the acceptable distance for good friends and family of around 50cm, before we reach the most intimate of spaces that we reserve for those few people closest to us. When our…

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No ordinary church service: teens take their stand in Jesus

17 September 2018But every so often, there are those that leave us knowing that things will not be the same again, where we have encountered God in such a compelling and authentic way that our lives are profoundly and irreversibly changed. I went to one of these services last Sunday. The service filled me with such hope, that I have not stopped talking about it since. It created in me a fresh enthusiasm for the work I do, made me evermore grateful for the next generation, and left me wanting to punch the air…

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Let the mission to reach young adults begin

5 September 2018I still don’t feel like I’ve been out of the education system long enough to have escaped the feeling that, in September, something new happens. Memories of emerging from long summer holidays into an autumn term, armed with a new pencil case, bag and good intentions to make this new school year or uni semester count, are fresh in my mind at this time of year. And this term, for only the second time ever, I started a new job. For the last 12 years of my life, I have worked at Youth for Christ,…

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Why me? Your story is worth sharing

17 January 2018"I’m outside." Two terrible words to receive in a text message if you're just out of the shower, frantically throwing on clothes (you don’t even care if they're yours at this stage), toothbrush hanging out of your mouth, wishing you'd packed your bag the night before and set your alarm half an hour earlier to be ready for your colleague to pick you up. In contrast, readiness is a great feeling. You feel confident, capable and prepared for the task ahead. When sharing my faith with my friends, I…

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