Not The Religious Type on Something Beautiful

Last night I had the privilege of filling in for Thomas, the regular co-host of the Something Beautiful Podcast. Thomas is ill and so asked me if I could step in and chat with Jonathan about his interview with Dave Schmelzer, author of Not The Religious Type. Jonathan and Dave talk about stages of faith, Read More …

Tribes Pt 2

The second part of my chat with Thomas about Seth Godin’s new book ‘Tribes’ on the Something Beautiful podcast HERE. We talk about change, cycles, leadership and faith in a Starbucks… complete with coffeehouse sound effects!

Tribes

I mentioned that I had recoreded a discussion on Tribes for the Something Beautiful Podcast… well it’s edited and part 1 is online now… HERE. Some further thoughts: Tribes are everywhere.  We are all part of tribes.  Tribes form around interests and passions.  Tribes are big and small.  Tribes share a sense of purpose and Read More …

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Resources

The movie of one of my favourite books is out today and with it comes a load of downloadable discussion resources for church groups.  Go here to get them.

Writing for Girls

I like writing.  It’s definitely one of my favourite tasks although sometimes it takes a while to get into the groove.  Deadlines seem to help with that! I’ve spent a good part of the past week writing part of the ‘spiritual’ section of the new Girls’ Brigade (Scotland) programme for Juniors (8-12) and I’ve really Read More …

Tagged

I’ve been tagged by Thomas (he’s just getting his revenge for the book tag last month!) Here’s the rules: Grab the book closest to you. Turn to page 161. Print the 5th complete sentence on your blog. Tag 5 others. The book closest to my desk (none on it today) was ‘The Daily Study Bible Read More …

Book Tagging

I just got tagged by Matt… How many books do you own?: somewhere around 300… half of them are in boxes! Last book I read: Angels & Demons by Dan Brown – I’ve had this for ages and had never quite got round to reading it.  I have had a few train journeys recently so Read More …