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
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.
With the current debate in the Anglican Church about whether women should be consecrated to the Episcopate in the UK part of the communion it is rare to see debate that doesn’t just revisit old territory. I don’t think I have previously come across debate around this issue that explores how our leadership structures relate to
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
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
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.
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
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