I recently heard a good sermon which used a pop song to illustrate its point. The song was Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For. The point made was that at the point when you become a Christian, everything in your life doesn’t become miraculously fixed. The prosperity gospel does not miraculously take away your
I have just received the Fresh Expressions mailing list. They are offering a six week course for lent that can be downloaded from the site. The focus is on an introduction to mission and becoming an outward facing church. New world, new church? Our world and our lives have changed radically in the last twenty
I was asked to play in a band tonight. A friend who used to play drums in Soul Ascendant (the 8 piece soul band I used to play with) sent a text message asking if I was available. It only dawned on me that I didn’t really know what event I was playing for until I
Tall Skinny Kiwi has reproduced an article written in 1999 about the nature of emerging church structure. It is quite satirical as it uses descriptions of different gardens to compare the EC. On many levels it is highly insightful and gives a good comparison of the strengths and weaknesses of the different emerging church communities
This idea springs from my last idea about bearing someone’s cross. An integral part of many services is the act of giving. I personally don’t like the idea of passing a plate around during the service as people may regularly attend elsewhere or pay in some other way like direct debit. I think it just
On my seventeenth attempt this has worked. I was posted this video by a friend.
My spiritual director quoted an unusual source this morning on the nature of the body of Christ. His source was power dressing, shoulder pad clad 80’s hair TV show Dynasty. [we] may not like each other very much, but we are family.