Part three of my musings on identity. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” – John 10:10 I am not a cradle Christian. I’ve been a follower of the way for a little over 15 years since I arrived at university.
This is the second in my series on identity. Coming out of a series of conversations I’ve had over the last week with friends about “being ‘goth’”. Today I’m bringing “goth” and “priest” together. If I am mentioned in the press I am usually referred to as ‘The Rocking Revered Robb’. My favourite headline was
Over the last few weeks I have had some interesting conversations about identity. As I have a little time to think I’ve decided to write a few blog articles about the concept of ‘identity’ as I unpack a few of the main issues we have raised. With a fair wind behind me I may even
One of the most interesting things I have watch recently is Secrets of the Superbrands – Technology. I blogged about it briefly when it came out as the view of Apple as a religious phenomenon was fascinating. However, the programme raised a different question with me related to the other guys. The uncool guys. The geeky
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
@unvirtuousabbey posted this on twitter. I could write you a few thousand words about post-christendom or I could let it speak for itself.
It shows a map of the world with great holes in it: Russia, China, Africa and South America. Facebook is very much a western beast. Via this Guardian article.
I recently blogged concerns about Fresh Expressions moving people from one form of church to another rather than reaching new people. Share the guide has blogged a brief introduction to a forthcoming grove booklet by Matt Stone asking the question “Are fresh expressions actually being fishing nets and reaching the unchurched, or are they merely safety nets, picking
The little teacher inside my head started to nod and hasn’t stopped. So how does this apply to or affect the church? What can we learn from this? What do we do as a church when it comes to facilitating collaboration? Using the metaphorical people churning production line from this animation, what “product” do we churn
I got a link to this from Lesley’s Blog. I guess we have been reading it for years. Brian McLarren has been saying it for year. To see Joe Public and hear them say it out loud when asked the question is disturbing. I wonder if it would be different if this was done in