• Archive: March 2011

The Church and The Arts

Mar 31

It is very topical to talk about the arts here in the UK as a lot of funding has been cut.  Earlier today I read Phil Ritchie’s blog, who like me is a priest in the Church of England.  During prayers this morning we both remembered John Donne who was a poet, a priest and the Dean of

Mental Illness

Mar 28

My wife works with adults suffering with mental health problems.  This is something that affects a large portion of people and is hugely stigmatised.  It is time to break this stigmatism and enable people to live their lives.

Lenten Reflection

Mar 14

For lent I’ve been looking for ways to reinvigorate my prayer life and my bible study.  I have been doing the Big Bible project with my wife and it has been a real springboard to our discussions.  A friend began posting these 24-7 prayer video clips.  From Ash Wednesday I have been posting them to our church

Say One For Me

Mar 10

Last year you may remember the “say one for me” campaign.  People were encouraged to put a poster in a local venue and collect prayers from the people in our towns and cities.  These would then form part of the intercessions in our churches during lent.  Well it’s back and this time there is a

Cafe Church

Mar 9

One of the questions I keep asking when it comes to Fresh Expressions is “why do we take a cafe and put it into church rather than the other way around”?  It isn’t limited to cafe church but this picture of a Starbucks cup with a paragraph by Rick Warren made me ask it again. 

Jennifer Aniston’s Sex Tape

Mar 8

For a while I’ve been looking at social media as a communication tool.  You will have noticed that I have posted  many blogs about the ways in which the internet can create a sensation that either builds up or destroys its target.  This flash mob video is a great example of how something can spread like wildfire and

Equality

Mar 8

For international women’s day there are some stark statistics which are highlighted in the above video.  Well done Daniel Craig. I’m married to a woman with a doctorate who earns vastly more than I.  Fortunately she has been given the opportunities that many women on Earth are not.  Some times because I grew up in a world

To Hell With Rob Bell

Mar 1

I’ve been pretty busy at the moment.  I missed out on the whole “Rob Bell nuclear winter” that the internet experienced over the weekend due to the above advert.  There will be much debate about the Systematic Theology of the after life.  This will no doubt continue to chunter on until the returning Eschaton arrives and cracks some heads