Bridging the Gap

Explore to Inspire is a website designed to raise and discuss topical subjects and relate modern-day issues to Christianity while giving spiritual guidance.

It is written by Rev. Graham Smallman in liaison with Carol Hatton, both from the Urmston area of Manchester.

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The website’s objective is to help give answers to some of today’s issues from a Christian perspective. Updated every two weeks, the website will also highlight some of today’s problems and signpost people to resources which may extend knowledge and information about particular subjects as well as being a source of helpful information.  The website is a lively, inter-active and reader-friendly facility for people who want to know more about how Christianity works in the present day.

The website also includes spiritual and challenging questions, inspiring devotional readings,  “From the Heart”  and events, share pages also a prayer request slot, signposts that includes worship music, photos and lots more for people to look at to help create understanding of some of today’s dilemmas and issues from a Christian perspective.

We have also included a new series of articles entitled ‘Insights from the Bible’ written by Graham as part of his ministry work. These convey biblical stories and messages of scriptural events but with a slant towards readers questioning and comparing their own spiritual concepts and beliefs with Graham’s words. 

A new feature from June 2023 is the page where you can check out all the previous  Questions from Carol and Graham’s answers.

These days we are bombarded with so many forms of mass and social media that it’s sometimes difficult to find the spiritual angle behind the headlines or the comments. We hope our website will encourage people to take a fair and balanced view of issues going on in our country and around the world.


Photo: – A Bridge in St. Petersburg – Alan Hatton.

“Bridging the Gap Between the Cross and the Signposts”