St Peter’s Brewery – A Review

St Peter’s Brewery by Jonathan D Blundell is different. In a good way. Before I tell you why let me first say that Jonathan is my friend and co-host on the Something Beautiful Podcast and he gave me an advance copy of the book. That could have made this review a little awkward.  At least Read More …

Integrate – discovering the enneagram

I spent a couple of days in one of my favourite places in the world, St Andrews, this week with a small group of youth workers discovering a bit about myself.  That’s not the kind of thing I’m usually that keen on but I’m really glad that rather than spending the two days of ‘Integrate’ Read More …

Tribes – Seth Godin at TED

I’ve raved about Godin’s book Tribes before and spoken about it in a double header on the Something Beautiful Podcast (part 1 and part 2).  Here’s his TED talk about what tribes are and why they matter…

New OneKirk Journal Available Now

The new issue of the OneKirk Journal is now available online. It has some great stuff including: reflection on the use of torture a guide to some of the notable events at General Assembly ‘champagne bubbles’ by Roddy Hamilton A conversation with Scott M Rennie and an Introduction to Emerging Church by some guy called Read More …

Eric Bryant on Something Beautiful

This week on the Something Beautiful Podcast we chat with BWG* Eric Bryant, author of the book Peppermint-Filled Piatas: Breaking Through Tolerance and Embracing Love, stand-up comedian, speaker, and a pastor on staff with Mosaic in Los Angeles. from his blog :: We live in a diverse world filled with unprecedented opportunity. There is a Read More …

Ken Robinson – The Element

Sir Ken Robinson talks about his new book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything in the film of a talk at the RSA below.The book dropped onto my doormat yesterday morning and I’m really looking forward to reading it.  But for now have a look at a man who has clearly found his Read More …

Why Liberal Churches are Growing

Peter Johnston and Scott Rennie have the first part of a fascinating conversation about the book ‘Why Liberal Churches Are Growing’.  Listen HERE to their discussion about the challenges facing the ‘progressive’ church, creating community, the church and young people and much more.