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
So this Sunday evening at the pub, everyone had to put up with my rambling about how much of a fan of St Patrick (the historical figure) I am and spouting everything I could recall about him. Fortunately someone much more eloquent has done a decent blog about him here... so I'm just going to … Continue reading St Patrick’s Fangirl…
St Brigid’s Day & Imbolc 2014 Link here to the powerpoint for our evening around the fire...
A little something not as folky or metal as you might expect from me, but thought it was a good one for us all for 2014: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0qwwvyoa0U Love, Light and Blessing to all for the coming year.
As we are all scattered to the four winds for the next month or so, I thought perhaps this week we could do a Collective Videodrome. I've tried to start things off with a seasonal collection on my personal blog: Solstice & Christmas Meditation It would be great if people could comment with their thoughts … Continue reading Videodrome by Internet
This evening's videodrome was centered on a film following several people on Hindu pilgrimage to the Kumbh Mela. Don't think it's currently available on online player, but this is the info link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b037w0xc No brain power to properly summarise, but noticed plenty of similarities between ourselves and other people, and differences, and ways that beliefs … Continue reading Pilgrimage
So glad of our community gathering together over the last few days, even when there hasn't been a lot that we could say, only share our being and presence with one another. I felt this (acoustic, cello) version of Mettalica's "Nothing Else Matters" by Apocalyptica is a good reflection of that. If I had to … Continue reading A Song Without Words
Really appreciated our community prayer time this evening. Many thanks to R for the tasty scones and for sharing your herbs and foraging with us all 🙂 We made a couple of songs our main prayer, first the previously mentioned, Leonard Cohen - Come Healing. And inspired choice by R, ending with this: Laura Mvula … Continue reading Community
After all the events of the summer, the collective is taking it easy for September, so this evening's social was just right. Plenty of chat and catching up and figuring ways to support, and a little of this and that. But at one point we did discuss the shortly expected arrival of the Fairphone, and … Continue reading Back in the Pub
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