Yesterday I spent a couple of hours with the Canon Missioner of our diocese discussing the ways in which we develop missional communities. With our involvement in Alt:worship over the past 15 years and having arrived in a new community 3 months ago, Ruth and I have been reflecting on the difference between putting on
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
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 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
When I was at Spring harvest I got to meet Sam from over at Engage Worship. There are lots of worship resources over there so get over and have a look. Sam led a really good session on creative worship and sharing good practice. It was good to see how resources don’t have to be
I just found this clip. I think it raises some interesting questions about how we engage with the modern world as a church. And it made me laugh 😆
Don’t they have a suprisingly familiar sounding website address… http://www.transformingworship.org.uk/ 😀
A friend of mine from when I used to live in Newcastle sent me a link to a clip from Look North. I think this is what it means to rethink our church in a modern context to engage with the people where they are.