Missing Generations (part 1)

This isn’t working! There, I’ve said it. I feel better already. I’ve been meaning to say it for a long time – in fact I can’t remember a time in the last 30 years when I haven’t thought it. Oh – it’s the Church I’m talking about, by the way. ‘The Emporer’s New Church’ by Read More …

deep rhythms

With regard to ecology and our decimation of the planet, what role do we play as those charged with stewardship of the planet?  More specifically, what link does that have with worship when, for example, harvest has become a place to thank God for tesco and collect tins of food rather than a chance to Read More …

Which generation has been inspired?

I’ve been captivated by the Olympics.  Team GB have been outstanding, the BBC coverage superb and the sport has been top class.  In short, it’s been inspiring. ‘Inspire a generation’ was always the aim of these legacy games.  It seems as though people have been inspired, but I wonder which generation? I see more adults Read More …

Caine’s Arcade – a lesson in faith

I love this for all sorts of reasons.  I love Caine’s creativity, I love his perseverance when his friends laughed at him, I love his dad’s support and encouragement, I love Nirvan’s enthusiasm and willingness to go out on a limb for Caine’s idea and I love that people turned up to play and have Read More …

back to normal?

I’ve mentioned before that ‘recovery’ is a big topic in our house, particularly around mental health.  I’ve also mentioned that my current injury has prompted more thought in that direction. I’ve been thinking about the lectionary readings for Sunday which feature two lepers, Naaman, a great general of the Syrian army (loving the relevance) and Read More …

abandon the knife

‘I will never be cut’: Nancy and Gertrude are Kenyan girls about to face a brutal passage to womanhood. Directed by Sara Nason, this documentary tells the story of two young members of the Pokot community in Kenya, who stood up to family and community to resist the traditional practice of female genital mutilation or Read More …