Posted on December 24, 2008 by Robb
So the Simpsons Christmas special has just presented an interesting outlook on the church
Let’s just say that on this day a million years ago, a dude was born who most of us think was magic, but others don’t and that’s cool. But we’re probably right. Amen – Homer Simpson
I was also tickled by this…
Christmas is a time when people of all religions come together to worship Jesus Christ. – Bart Simpson
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Posted on December 18, 2008 by Robb
I have been on holiday now for nearly a week and that can only mean one thing! Illness!! It started last Saturday and has had me feeling pants until today. I have managed to make it out of bed and dressed and feel almost human. Appologies for my absense (I have a note from my mum)!
One thing I have been able to do whilst ill is scan my films from Greenbelt. These shots were taken using a Holga on fuji velvia film that was then cross processed. Check them out on my flickr account.
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Posted on December 7, 2008 by Robb
I know I keep mentioning Do The Green Thing. I also know that I keep mentioning Hot Leg. Well Hot Leg recently played at a Do the Green Thing soiree…
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Posted on December 6, 2008 by Robb
Some words of wisdom.
The strong should have something to strive after whilst the weak shouldn’t be discouraged.
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Posted on December 5, 2008 by Robb
I haven’t posted a worship idea in a while. I guess that is mostly due to the context I find myself in for the next 6 months. Worshipping with a monastic community is a wonderful experience and it is greatly informing my understanding of emergence – but it doesn’t often appear to be alt. worship.
This post came out of a conversation at ASBOJesus about the efficacy of preaching a sermon as part of an act of worship. One of the main concerns was that there was not enough opportunity in a “traditional sermon” for interaction. This idea for Jazz Preaching came from a friend of mine who used the analogy of how Jazz Musicians interact with each other following a theme but improvising around it. Her idea was that a small group of people from the church meet in a local coffee shop on Monday morning. They would go through the readings for the next week and sit and talk about it over a Danish pastry. They would do much the same thing on Thursday morning. This would then follow on to a pint on Saturday evening with the same kind of theological discourse. On Sunday morning in church they would then sit around a table and the conversation continues. People would be able to improvise on the theme because they have been living with the issues raised from the passage for a week. It would also allow a diversity of opinion and more voices to speak to the conversation. If anyone has things to say from the congregation they can (Trisha stylee with a roving microphone).
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