what if?

What if over the past 50 years an organisation had lost the majority of its members? What should it do?  What should it change? The decline in membership of the church in the UK has been well documented and plenty of words have been used on diagnosing the problem but I wonder how much time Read More …

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 …

Virtualisation and Society

Photo: Rob GT The Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Committee are hosting a day looking at ‘Virtualisation & Society in Edinburgh on Thursday 21 January from 10am – 4pm.  The day is FREE.  To book your place email vcano [at] cofscotland [dot] org [dot] uk. topics: How has virtualisation impacted on notions of identity? Read More …

Church of Scotland General Assembly Day 2

This morning the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland heard the report of the Church and Society Committee. First up was the ‘Growing Up in Scotland‘ report.  I was on the group which wrote the report so I was glad to see some good deliverences (motions) coming from the report.  I’ll pick out the Read More …