Posted on May 21, 2013 by Robb
Fr Simon Rundell published
one of the best idea for Pentecost on his blog whilst I was on holiday. I found myself in a bar in Rhodes looking up popcorn machines on eBay. When the day of Pentecost had arrived, we were gathered in Holy Nativity Church with the scouts and a load of visitors when there was the sound of a violent air powered popcorn machine and the pop of corn all over the altar.
I hate watching videos of myself. If you want to see it done well, check out Simon doing it himself. He didn’t accuse the first followers of being small and round!
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Posted on January 18, 2013 by Robb
The Church of England today launched its Lenten discipline with a fanfare. It is a wonderful initiative to take look at the world around us and take it all in. As a psychologist, Ruth has been using mindfulness techniques for years to improve people’s mental health. We have actually used the raisin exercise in church on several occasions as a teaching tool about all of the things we miss in our busyness. Take 10 minutes, a pack of raisins and a small group in a reflective service. Here is the text:
Pick up a raisin and hold it in the palm of your hand. Look at it. Examine it. Describe the raisin. What does it look like? What color is it? How would you describe the texture? Now, feel the raisin in the palm of your hand. What does it feel like against your skin? Pick it up with your other hand. What does it feel like in your fingers? Is it slimy? Rough? Smooth? Soft? Hard? Squeeze it softly. What do you feel? Smell the raisin. Describe how it smells. Put the raisin in your mouth, but do not eat it. What does it feel like on your tongue? What does the texture feel like now? How does it taste? How does the taste compare to the way it smelled? Move it around in your mouth and notice every aspect of the raisin. Bite the raisin and think about what you taste. Now how does the raisin feel in your mouth? Finish chewing and eat the raisin. How did it taste?
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Posted on December 24, 2012 by Robb
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Posted on July 16, 2012 by Robb
Greenbelt 2012 is fast approaching and Metanoia are going to be involved in two of the services there. Blesséd are once again providing alternative sacramental worship and we have been asked to collaborate with Fr Simon and the team once more. This year we are doing the opening act of worship in the Big Top at 5pm on Friday. What the organisers were looking for was a ‘charismatic’ service of benediction. Needless to say it will have a distinctive @metanoiauk feel to it.
There was also a request for a live band who would be able to help Luminous stage a U2charist. Fr Simon suggested that we would be able to help out as we played a couple of U2 numbers in the big top last year. Not quite sure which venue the U2charist is in yet or at what time but I’ll keep you up to date!
So who is coming then?
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Posted on April 7, 2012 by Robb
“Wearing a cross” seems to be the theme of the day on twitter. I have a variety of opinions about the “marginalisation of religion”. Unsurprisingly they don’t tend to correspond with the things that the national press seem to keep publishing. Perhaps I will write about them in the coming weeks.
This seems to be one of the most interesting social comments I have come across, courtesy of Headphonaught’s flickr stream. Why not check out the series of images?
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