In 2018 I wrote a series of advent reflections which took a sideways, political and irreverent look at the Christmas story. I’m doing it all again this year, with new content and some new jokes. If you want in on the action, just sign up for my weekday meditations (don’t worry, they’re free) before the first of December, and you’ll get the whole lot delivered direct to your mailbox.

Here are some of the things last years readers had to say about the Advent series:

Simon’s alternative devotions are not for the faint-hearted, at times they will disturb, challenge and even equip you to think outside the normal spiritual box.”

“Short, pointed, provocative, accessible – Simon’s daily Advent emails give me daily food for thought and action in three handy paragraphs.”

“I look forward to my daily devotional from Simon because it holds such freshness. Contemplating on the series has helped me to feel a freedom within my faith which has been lost over the years. It also feels a bit dangerous in a really exciting way! I love the way that Simon writes – loads of stuff packed into a funny and quirky and challenging chunk of words.”