Posted on October 8, 2013 by Robb
Who would have thought Milton Jones was so sensible?
If you don’t have it already, buy his book.
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Posted on August 1, 2013 by Robb
Posted on June 19, 2013 by Robb
I’m about to have a bishop arrive at my house to discuss how we engage with young adults 20-40 as church. I just clicked on this link as I was going through my overflowing inbox.
I am struck by the humility of everyone speaking to camera. I’m also struck by the apologetic nature of the comments. How do we as The Church ™ continue to instill an atmosphere that whether explicit or implicit makes younger people feel that they are interlopers? The image says ‘leaving’ but I suspect that ‘leaving’ is a million miles down a road not traveled.
Last night I was asked how I ended up as part of the church. As I told my story I recounted that at 18 years old I thought that I wasn’t allowed in church. People like me are not acceptable in church. We’re not good enough.
Is this the lived experience of most young people or is it the prevailing media narrative as told through film, sitcoms and newspapers?
I’d better dig out the hoover before the bishop arrives.
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Posted on May 23, 2013 by Robb
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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 April 24, 2013 by Robb
There is an inherent inner tension that consumes many followers of the way. So many feel the conviction in their beliefs about Jesus but are unsure of how to articulate them to a quizzical world. Surely there must be an easy way to justify our deeply held beliefs? It must be possible to reduce the Christian faith into a suitably strong concentrated form that we can keep in the cupboard like stock cubes. Everyone is looking for something beefy that they can easily unwrap when they need it.
Here Tom Wright subtly reframes the questions people are keen to ask.
Instead of the formulaic reductionism that people seek, Wright frames “the gospel” in the context of something much bigger; the whole story. He sets the life of the Christian within the ongoing narrative of God’s interaction with humanity focussing on the person of Jesus Christ. Can you live with the unending quest for that illusive superficial “cure all”? The easily unwrapped gospel flavouring? Or would you rather focus on something much deeper and richer?
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