Today, I’m in the middle of leading group sessions as part of the Year 7 retreat programme in a large Church of England secondary school. The children and youth department from WYAD hand me the activity and then it evolves as the day proceeds. With groups of ten pupils we started exploring the changes in
Those of you who have had to listen to me pontificate about church music for any length of time will have heard me lament, quality or music, quality of lyrics, lack of scriptures and theological statements in modern music. You will have no doubt also heard me groan at the mention of most Christmas music
Fr Simon has put together a new video. Anyone from Holy Nativity, spoiler alert.
Holy Nativity is in the middle of running a mindfulness course. Two clinical psychologists are offering their time and expertise as part of their faith giving. I am doing the course for my own wellbeing. Some of you at this point will have no idea what I’m going on about. Mindfulness means: “paying attention in a particular
It is nearly 48 hours since the latest furore surrounding Richard Dawkins. There are two things I have noticed over the last couple of days [I started to write this as one posts but it’s got a bit long, I’ll do a second post*]: The world has divided into three camps: 1) Those who are
Many in the church define their identity by their opponents. There are lots of organisations and societies who are defined by the things they oppose. What happens when the battle is over and they are no longer opponents to be struggled against? How is identity defined once the campaign is over or the “enemy” is
This video seems to be doing to rounds again. A polite and humerus debate between human beings. A rare and beautiful think. When I was an RE teacher in giant letters across the whole front of the classroom it said “Key Skill: To be able to disagree with each other respectfully”.
There’s a bible app for kids. Check it out here. I don’t have kids of my own so please let me know how they get on with it.
Thank the Lord it is self esteem Friday, perhaps now I can finally pay these bills. Hi, is that British Gas? I’m skint but I feel fantastic. I’m wondering, are you prepared to accept self esteem? I’ve been a bit busy of late. When we finished the final shout of “he is risen indeed” I