Steve Collins has been the genius behind the content of alternativeworship.org since the site opened around 2001. From the outset, it was designed as a portal to allow access to the various things which were happening under the ‘alternative worship’ title across the world. Now Steve, quite rightly, thinks it’s time to officially call it […]
Phyllis Tickle has written an intriguing post on the Emergent Village Blog. Here’s a sample: Within the next eighteen to twenty-four months, denominations and established communions and the Christians who constitute them will decide, consciously or simply by default, whether “church” is first and foremost an experience of communal bonding, spiritual and religious expression, growth […]
Back in the 1990s, in the early days of the Third Sunday Service, we did a service on the theme of gardens. Obviously there are gardens in the Bible, but what’s perhaps of more interest is the relationship between the gardener and the creation. Gardening is an activity of working with, and against, nature. Gardens […]
Respect to Nadia Bolz-Weber and the House for All Sinners and Saints: they’re running the “1st Annual Blessing of the Bicycles” in Denver on Sunday 17th May.Â Details are here.
We need more of this kind of stuff in the Anglican Church … BOH!
Steve Collins has done a write-up of the service put on by Foundation at this year’s Greenbelt on his excellent SmallRitual site. We’ve only just become aware of it (sorry Steve). He’s uploaded some videos of the event, one of which is below. Well done to all co-Foundationeers for all the hard work – sorry […]
Regular readers of this blog (are there any left?) will have gathered that I have become increasingly unconvinced about the whole postmodern thing that you still hear about and read about in Emerging circles. I’ve written down some rather scratchy notes about why I’m leaving the postmodern Faithful and pursuing a vision of Church which […]
This is the second post by way of an update. I’m currently blogging from Sacramento Youth Hostel, which is located in a lovely Victorian wooden mansion within the city – with distinctly non-Victorian high-speed wireless internet. I’m travelling around California with Sharon and the children on a grand 3-week tour of the state. We started […]
There’s an interesting, if badly-spelt, debate going on on the BBC Have Your Say website. This follows a recent news report of how personnel from RAF Wittering have been ordered not to wear uniform in the local town of Peterborough, following incidents of servicemen and women being insulted because of anti-war sentiment. The debate includes […]
The first thing to say is that I think the whole shift of culture in the Church of England after the report Mission-shaped Church has been wonderful for anyone who wants to risk trying to plant Fresh Expressions of Church. When I think back just seven years, the Church of England was comparatively in the […]