OK, this just made me laugh!!
The Complex Christ asked what these ‘grand challenges’ are. Here are a few highlights that inspired me to think: Vanessa Elston (teacher) In very basic terms how do we move from a reformation/protestant/enlightenment emphasis on the salvation of the individual to one of communal participation in salvation. As protestants we get so hung up about the
I have been asked to “be involved setting up an alt. worship service” in a church “aimed at the 20-30’s”. This raised many questions for me – such as are the 20’s-30’s an appropriate target group and should we be looking to see what the demographic of the area is? It has made me get
I am currently writing a dissertation about how to engage alt. worship with Anglican Liturgy. One of the interesting dilemmas it raises is the language we use to describe our worship. I find myself using phrases that try to explain a cohesive theology through each and every sentence. It is difficult to find a wording
This marks the start of fair trade fortnight. A self employed man from our lent group was espousing the joys of fair trade in the world of business last week. He had been challenged by another entrepreneur that fair trade goes against the principles of business. Business is there to make as much money as
A cartoon at ASBOJesus has prompted some interesting debate about the role of women in emerging church leadership. The consensus is that the number of women in leadership of the emerging church is “criminally low”. This made me reflect upon the people I know who are in leadership of various things that could be categorised
I have recently been discussing the worship at our local church with a member of the PCC and the new vicar. I was asked what I wanted to happen in worship. My response was that I didn’t really mind what style of worship it was but I wanted to be changed by the experience. I
We have been watching Kevin Smith’s latest offering with the TV series reaper. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Kevin Smiths work, he is a bit of a cult film director whose films usually deal with American teen dropouts like Jay and Silent Bob. Reaper slots straight into this category with all of
It is with great interest that the controversy over Rowan Williams remarks chunters on. The BBC’s correspondent had this to say after his speech in synod after which there was some very outspoken criticism. And he should have had some idea of how the very word Sharia is enough to drive reason from many minds.
There has been huge controversy surrounding the Archbishop of Canterbury this week because of his remarks in a radio interview about the inevitable adoption of Sharia law parts of the UK. As with most modern news reporting there is “widespread recognition that the shape and form of his remarks was inappropriate but have been spun