The Works Publisher’s Outlet currently has some really good resources that are ridiculously cheap! Over the course of the last week or so I’ve been tentatively ordering copies to give them a read. My experience is that when books like this appear in outlets they often stray far and wide from the source material. So
We wandered to the imposing door as we watched the couple in front of us get met at the door. I turn to Ruth and whisper “he’s turning them away”. After a brief interaction they are granted entry. We tentatively approach the elderly guardian at the portal. In uncertain French Ruth boldly states “We are
How did we get here? I’m in St Matthew’s Church Grosmont. There are 15 well kept racked real ales in the corner. The room is packed. There is a small ukulele orchestra playing The Lion Sleeps Tonight on the chancel steps! How did we get here? It’s a Friday night. It’s my day off. I’m
The Church of England has recently published a guide to the “Top Ten Facts About Christenings“. It is a starter for ten for people making enquiries about their local church and “getting little Timmy ‘done’”.It seems to have picked the same scab that The Weddings Project picked for a lot of vicars….. it educates people
This morning I blogged about how The Church ™ so often fail to engage with people in the age bracket 20-40. Statistically The Church ™ is not good with people in this age group. A small group of us met to discuss how we could connect people to the ongoing story of God without worrying
There is an inherent inner tension that consumes many followers of the way. So many feel the conviction in their beliefs about Jesus but are unsure of how to articulate them to a quizzical world. Surely there must be an easy way to justify our deeply held beliefs? It must be possible to reduce the
Last year we took the yoof to The Big Night Out. If you have got a small youth group at your church it is a fantastic opportunity for them to see that they are part of something bigger. The event starts off with the rides and then in the evening there are a few bands. If
This looks like a great campaign from the Methodist Church. The Christian life is often built into some ‘mystic art’ that only qualified people are capable of doing. The Tell, Show, Be campaign seeks to shatter the mystique and encourage the whole body of christ to get on with being followers of the way.
I spotted this on a door I just passed.
Yesterday I was asked to give a talk about the time I spent in Uganda. Five years ago I spent a month on placement at Kampala cathedral. It was the first time Dr Ruth and I had really travelled together and we didn’t know what to expect. I bought a new camera and took a notebook.