• Archive: Nature of Worship

Missional Communities

Feb 27

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

The Envisioning Lab

Aug 2

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

Married Because I Mean It

Feb 15

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

Fishing Net or Safety Net

Nov 22

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

Engage Worship

Apr 27

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