writing about writing

When I don’t write often I find it hard to write often. Does that make sense? Writing is a habit.  It takes practice and persistence.  At least that’s what I find. I’ve been a bit out of practice recently.  I tell myself I’ve been busy, and that’s true, but it’s not an excuse.  Not really. Read More …

Spill The Beans Conference

The big, long awaited Spill the Beans Conference is just around the corner!  Come and find out more about Spill the Beans, how it works, why it works and how you can use it in your church. Saturday 31st August Wellington Church on University Avenue, Glasgow. 10am – 4pm Cost £8 (includes lunch)  for application Read More …

Spill The Beans

The new edition of Spill the Beans is out and the material starts from Trinity Sunday (26 May) and goes through to Pentecost 14 (25 August).  As usual there are great resources from a hugely talented team for children and young people and those who lead and enable worship. You can download a free sample Read More …

Missing Generations Seminar

I was invited by the good people of Angus Presbytery to come and talk about the stuff I’ve written about Missing Generations last weekend and they kindly filmed all the seminars.  So, here’s my seminar…

Spill The Beans Lent – Pentecost

It has been quite some feat by the Spill the Beans Team to pull this off over the festive season, but after a crazy deadline of 31 December for all the writing, the next issue of Spill the Beans is now beautifully formed and available for download. This is the Lent to Pentecost edition that Read More …

Missing Generations (part 7)

What’s missing today is a high-quality discourse on rethinking the design and evolution of the entire system from scratch. The quality of the results produced by any system depends on the quality of awareness from which the people in the system operate. (Otto Scharmer) Since writing the first batch of posts on Missing Generations I’ve Read More …

Missing Generations (part 6)

How people learn has changed. I talked about learning preferences in part 1.  This video shows just how much teaching and learning has moved on since I was at school. I wonder how much church has recognised and embraced these changes?  Or, if the church has actually been at the forefront of them? I see Read More …