We were discussing welcome on Facebook and someone shared this video. It made me laugh.
The lectionary text this morning was Genesis 12:1-4. This is the passage where God makes a promise to Abram that he will have descendants as numerous as the stars. So I took a trip to The Range. This is my regular Saturday afternoon haunt when prepping for Church on Sunday morning. To make our starry
Since the late 19th century, The Church has been held hostage to one of the most theologically facile songs that has ever been sung during a service. All of the accusations of “pie in the sky when you die” and a “bearded man in the sky” can be found in this universal favourite. When combined
The Nursery Rhyme Mass is one of the most interesting developments in sacramental ministry with children that I’ve come across. Fr Simon and other contributors like Mtr Leah have been using familiar tunes to engage the young and old with the sacraments. I haven’t yet had time to be able to incorporate a regular worship
We have just spent a few hours in the Guggenheim museum. One of the current exhibitions is the work of Niki de Saint Phalle. She apparently grew up in a convent school. I am assuming that influenced a couple of her pieces.
Last Thursday I went to a conference called “Evidence to Action” at Cutler’s Hall in Sheffield. The Church (TM) has recently published the report “From Anecdote to Evidence” having conducted some thorough research into church growth. I may write about some other aspects of the research and the conference but for now I will address
Today, I’m in the middle of leading group sessions as part of the Year 7 retreat programme in a large Church of England secondary school. The children and youth department from WYAD hand me the activity and then it evolves as the day proceeds. With groups of ten pupils we started exploring the changes in
I was speaking with my dad the other day about the football… “Well dad, I know I don’t go to watch the Boro every week like I used to but I still believe in them. It’s just not the same since the crowd only fills a quarter of the ground. I know I used to
Warning, I’m about to complain. If you follow me on twitter you may have noticed that I’ve had some issues getting books that I’ve ordered at a Christian Bookshop. That isn’t the reason I’ve decided to start using Waterstones. You may have heard me complain about how I placed an order for a book I