Merry Christmas, let it be a good one or something. Yes it is that wonderful time of year when songs are repeated, food portions are halved and everyone digs deep into the coffers to buy the latest fad. Greenday - Dookie, is currently in the car just incase I need a little Christmas saving from … Continue reading Christmas time, Mistletoe and a whine
I really want to love Church. The idea of being vulnerable, open and exposed in an environment that is both loving and supportive without ridicule does sound great. Where everyone there is being inclusive and welcoming without the cliques (clicks) that can be found elsewhere in society. Well, this has not been my journey but … Continue reading I want to love Church, I really do.
So the Flora has had a makeover, and there were general murmurs of approval from folks this week. We're now going to meet here on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Talking of makeovers, I've (Paul) given the website and Twitter pages a slight makeover to make them marginally more accessible for people … Continue reading Back to the Flora…
St Lukes in London have a podcast, normally featuring Dave Tomlinson who wrote 'The Post Evangelical'. This is one of many great episodes which struck a chord: http://www.saintlukeschurch.org.uk/talks/?sermon_id=244
An interesting article that speaks to our group about how Christians are defined. http://www.relevantmagazine.com/god/being-christian-doesnt-always-look-you-think-it-should#JD85hfbgS5Lwrk2G.99 'God meets us in our mess and pushes holiness out the other side... the real stuff. The holiness that serves the poor, prays without ceasing, redeems the arts, loves enemies, elevates community above corporate success, and preaches the life-giving Gospel of … Continue reading Definition of a Christian
A nice short video which speaks to current troubles http://vimeo.com/50531435
An excellent sermon from Dave Tomlinson, not least because it's based on a Leonard Cohen song. Dave wrote 'The Post Evangelical' and Simon and I had the pleasure of having a chat with Dave a couple of years ago at Greenbelt. Enjoy: http://www.saintlukeschurch.org.uk/talks/?sermon_id=189 p
I just had the privilege of sharing a few wonderful hours in the company of the amazing Leonard Cohen, who played Cardiff in his current world tour. I know this sounds like I'm bragging, and I am, but for me Leonard and Pubchurch are intimately associated. Primarily this is because if it weren't for Bill … Continue reading Come Healing
A friend, colleague and co-conspirator shared this poem with me. I think a lot of us have a difficult relationship with Church and, if we do as humans, God certainly does.ChurchPosted on September 2, 2013And while I’m away I’m leaving the fiancée in charge Have you met her? Yes She’s the one Who behaves like … Continue reading “Church” by Samir Dawatly
Here are some photos from our time at Greenbelt 2013. Photos are of the Healing Herb Pathway in the Grove, and the Sunday evening fire ritual.