The May edition of e-expressions has an interesting piece from Bishop Graham Cray about the place of communion within a Fresh Expression of Church. He highlights the defining characteristics of a church as: One of the ways by which we can recognize whether something is church, is whether ‘the Word and the Sacraments’ are present. Scripture
Each venue auditioned an average of 14 vicars taking into account: a) their willingness to hold an alternative service, b) their experience in working in varied environments and c) their ability to hold mass at fifty plus miles per hour. I think I could say mass at a bit more than 50mph. Where’s the challenge
Jon from ASBO Jesus posted on my Facebook wall saying “I’ve done an ASBO portrait of you”. I spent an hour or so looking for enough Internet connectivity to have a look. Wealth and fame, a Jedi craves not these things! (hope this works, I’m next to Hadrian’s wall using my phone to try and
This is going to sound a bit weird but I was just searching for a medieval depiction of the Eucharist. I didn’t find it but I did find something cool. This picture of the host being elevated is from Life Teen, a youth resource for Roman Catholics. I like it – and will probably try to use
Calling all of you lovers of portable hand-held devices. Your iPod talks to your iPhone and your other iStuff. If you use a mobile device that contains your diary like me, you may want to download the common worship almanac, the digital lectionary resource. Simon Kershaw has once again made our lives that little bit easier.
How is this for a modern interpretation?
Some of my friends and the readers of my blog will remember this well. Partly because you were there and in some cases because you were in the band! A few years ago we decided to have a thought experiment – what would the Eucharist look like if it was incarnated into a sphere that people
It would seem that since the General Synod of the Church of England, Fresh Expressions have been given much more prominence. Jonny Baker has pointed to a podcast by Nomad, a missional community in Nottingham. They have managed to get together a podcast interview with the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. Now – the things
One of the more recent revelations about the lunar landings is that Buzz Aldrin celebrated communion by extension on the moon. This is the kind of alt. worship I could do with!