Jon at ASBOJesus so often manages to identify the big issues around us and point a million watt light at them. Here he has so succinctly juxtaposed the society in which we live and the way our world works with the ancient symbols of faith. As a Church we are at a fascinating point in history. In the
When my blog first moved here from myspace in 2007 I was not a priest in the church of England, I was part way through my ordination training and temporarily back in my previous role as an RE teacher. I graduated from Newcastle University in 2000 with a degree in Religious Studies, looking at religion from a
After 4 years of playing together as a band it looks like we can’t shake each other off and we’re destined to do more m/ m/ worshipping. We threw naming the band over to 100 thousand girl guides last summer but nothing seemed to stick. In one last throw of the dice we asked twitter.
I recently blogged about fresh expressions of wedding. I was just sent a link to an article about a “rebranding exercise” campaign for SHE Magazine. If I’m honest, I’ve never heard of SHE Magazine but I was intrigued by what they said about marriage as an act of nonconformity. If the current perception is that marriage is
I stumbled across this post with an awesome slide show. It is such an interesting concept that there are seemingly innocuous items that the pursuit of environmental concern is going to obliterate. Many of them are iconic. I didn’t know what to expect but I was not expecting the yellow pages to be the first on the
It was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of
You may have noticed that I have mentioned mission a few times recently. Doing a module in Mission in Culture and Context with all of the newly ordained in the local area can do that to you. I have been trying to articulate what it is all about for presentations in front of my peers
Please allow me a moment of self-indulgence. I was a small boy when Bill and Ted hit the big screens and I didn’t register the film until I was about 18. But for a couple of moments whilst looking at songs that speak of God for the Rock Mass, this is where it’s at! This
Sorry but This Video won’t embed. It is mind blowing and earth shattering so please click it (and come back). Social media isn’t a fad, it’s a fundamental shift in the way we communicate. I am currently doing some MA level work on Mission in Culture and Context. I have been contemplating what area to research
@unvirtuousabbey posted this on twitter. I could write you a few thousand words about post-christendom or I could let it speak for itself.