Well it turns out that I am not the first person to play heavy metal at an Anglican Eucharist. The Reign are a worship band from Hull and they have been going for some years now. They have started to run “Rock Eucharist” services as a fresh expression in and around the York Diocese. I have been to one of their Rock Eucharists at Greenbelt and it was good fun! If you are interested in more information about running a Rock Eucharist, they are holding a showcase event at St Aidan’s Church on May 7th.
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OK, technically this isn’t a worship idea but rather a resource that I can see huge potential in. WordPress have just announced a new theme which turns a blog into a much more interactive forum. It is effectively an enclosed twitter.
I see all sorts of potential uses for communities to express themselves.
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I’m on holiday which means I have had chance to get on with some reading. I am just about finished with Adventures in Missing the Point and McLaren has said something about the phrase “postmodern church services” that amuses me greatly.
Traditional worship means uncool (ie suitable for the over-50 crowd), contemporary worship means used to be cool (suitable for the over-35 crowd), and postmodern means really cool (suitable for the under-35 crowd).
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