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Well it turns out that I am not the first person to play heavy metal at an Anglican Eucharist. The Reign are a worship band from Hull and they have been going for some years now. They have started to run “Rock Eucharist” services as a fresh expression in and around the York Diocese. I have
OK, technically this isn’t a worship idea but rather a resource that I can see huge potential in. WordPress have just announced a new theme which turns a blog into a much more interactive forum. It is effectively an enclosed twitter. I see all sorts of potential uses for communities to express themselves.
I’m on holiday which means I have had chance to get on with some reading. I am just about finished with Adventures in Missing the Point and McLaren has said something about the phrase “postmodern church services” that amuses me greatly. Traditional worship means uncool (ie suitable for the over-50 crowd), contemporary worship means used to
There is an interesting article in the newspapers today about an athiest who wants to be de-baptised. I have too many questions about this. What do you all think?
Just been reading something Tony Campolo said about learning theology. He was concerned that theological learning is only useful if you have the cultural awareness to communicate into the current context. Karl Barth said a good preacher should be able to develop a sermon with a bible in one hand and a newspaper in the
I have just been to Jonny Bakers blog and he mentions twittergies by Gerard Kelly. Gerard aims to offer “a tweet for the soul: personal liturgies in 140 characters or less”. This reminded me of something I have been meaning to blog for some time and haven’t got around to. What can I say, life is
Some food for thought from Brian McLaren as found in the pages of Mixed Economy the journal of Fresh Expressions. An eco-tone… is the meeting place, the overlapping point, the boundary, between different cultures… It faces inward to the institution and outward to the emerging culture… [Brian describes himself as] an evangelist for Fresh Expressions