Roddy’s Muck Paws Move

Roddy Hamilton has moved church to Bearsden: New Kilpatrick recently so his invaluable Chocolate Teapots and bits and pieces of inspired words for worship, Mucky Paws, are now housed at Listening to the Stones.  Always worth a visit.

Being Alone, Together

Yesterday I wrote about running alone and how parkrun might give people like the chance to ‘run alone together’ (as Leo said in his comment). John Orr took the thought and expanded it to church. I like when that happens. His question was ‘How can we create opportunities for people to join in without having Read More …

What Kind of Church?

OneKirk conference   What are the issues facing the church today? What kind of church are we? What kind of church do we seek to build? OneKirk is hosting a conference that offers a space for open and honest discussion about these questions for everyone in the church. What kind of church? Speaker: Rev Peter Read More …

Holy City

HOLY CITY: ‘PROLOGUE – OPENING ACTS’ 31st Oct 10, 6.30 – 9.30pm, Renfield St Stephen’s, Bath Street, Glasgow Tonight will be a broad introduction to aspects of our coming session, ‘Acting Up… faith and lifestyle in challenging times’, with a particular look at what insights and forces inspired the believers in their particular context. What Read More …

Holy City 2010/11 Acting Up

‘ACTING UP’ …from faith to lifestyle in challenging times It’s sometimes said that in the West, the Church and the visual and performative arts have changed places. Film and theatre thrust important social issues into the spotlight, while many churches only offer escapism via a polite form of entertainment that titillates and tames. Has faith Read More …

Heads in the sand?

I’m writing a bit about the institutional church for my dissertation. Everything I’ve read says that the institutional church is: a) declining and b) increasingly irrelevant So, I have two questions. Am I just reading one side of the argument, and if so can you point me in the other direction? If I’m not, and Read More …

Emerging Church – Youth Work For Grown Ups – part 4

Chaos Theory This week I’ve been learning about Appreciative Inquiry (excuse the American spelling).  It’s a way of helping organisations discover what they value and how they can build on that.  It appeals because it doesn’t talk about what went wrong or who is to blame, just that things have changed. Part of the course Read More …