• Archive: June 2011

Rocking @ Greenbelt

Jun 30

I’m really excited to announce that Fr Simon from Blessed asked us to collaborate with their team for a service at Greenbelt.   It will be in the The Big Top on Friday night at 6pm.  From the way things have progressed it will be a blending of Blessed with the live music aspects of The Rock Mass.  It

Social Media vs The Church(TM)

Jun 29

Bosco Peters has reproduced an article from a local newspaper that has some very interesting quotations from The Digital Nun, Sister Catherine Wybourne.  I’ve written previously about the autonomy of social networks and made the comparison between the digital revolution and the printing press so I won’t produce the article in full here.  However, there is one

Weddings

Jun 23

David Mitchell shares his thoughts on the changing face of modern weddings.  The Church of England was accused in The Telegraph of ‘pouring misery’ upon the happy couple, profiteering and forcing the cost of a wedding up to an average of £20,000 (£321.50 is the basic fee for a wedding in the Church of England with no extras like bell

The Church and Social Media

Jun 21

Today, the Vernacular Curate has written an interesting post about the interaction between social media and the church.  I recommend reading the whole thing but here is an interesting quote: 98% of Christians, church-goers and other people of faith who will have no inkling about what this is all about. They have heard some of the names on

QR Codes

Jun 21

Do any of you recognise the above image?  Do you know what it does?  Do you know what to do with it? QR codes are springing up all over the place.  You can find them on your telephone bill, on DVD stands in your local supermarket, the leaflets that Lightwater Valley hand to your youthgroup as

THE PURSUIT OF (COOL)

Jun 15

What is it that makes someone cool?  Is it the money they have?  Is it the clothes they wear?  Is it the places they go and the people they are seen with? People spend their lives aspiring to be someone else.  They spend their lives creating fake personas that people can love.  People hope that one