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Liturgy Is A Four Letter Word

Liturgy Is A Four Letter Word

Liturgy has a bad name. Liturgy is a bit like “Pharisee”. It doesn’t have a great image (we easily forget that both Jesus’ and St Paul’s basic beliefs were those of the Pharisees). I belong to a Christian blogging network where the intention is that people support each other in their blogging. Admittedly, most members… Continue Reading

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Lessons From Holiday

Lessons From Holiday

I had chances, on holiday recently, to reflect on the way that different church communities engage with visitors and newcomers. [I have already put up one post from my holiday about engaging with children in the Eucharist]. I think with NZ house prices now at such extreme unafordability that, if we had a NZ version… Continue Reading

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Online Mission and Ministry

Online Mission and Ministry

My e-friend, Fr Scott Gunn, recently reflected on there being no talking “about websites at the Evangelism Matters conference”. He was struggling to find service times at a nearby church. [All the discussion that follows there is worth a read – and joining in, of course]. Anyone who has been in the community around this… Continue Reading

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The Day Church Singing Stopped

The Day Church Singing Stopped

Church services have shifted from being the Body of Christ worshipping God to being primarily focused on evangelising the unchurched. With this shift, congregational prayers, affirmations, responses, and, singing were replaced with the “worship”-preaching-worship format. The music shifted to primarily being intended to create an emotional response. So, in summary, begins the hard-hitting post by… Continue Reading

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Digital Evangelism

Digital Evangelism

I have long been an advocate for a (better) Christian presence in the new continent of the Internet where now many (most?) people live. A friend pointed out the new job: “Head of Digital Communications” in the Church of England. I applaud this venture. I think that digital competency should be part of the skills… Continue Reading

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End of the Anglican Church (part 2)?

End of the Anglican Church (part 2)?

Doing the social-media rounds is the recent Guardian editorial on disappearing Christianity: suppose it’s gone for ever? It reflects on the British Social Attitudes data and says, The study also shows that Christianity is extremely bad at either making converts or retaining cradle believers. The two big denominations, the Catholics and the Church of England,… Continue Reading

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Salt Leaven Laughter Dancing

Salt Leaven Laughter Dancing

Gülmək gözəldir 🙂 Posted by Bizim Yol on Monday, 19 October 2015 I have previously suggested a different model for evangelism: living in such a way that people cannot help but catch the enthusiasm and join in. Recent discussions on this site have encouraged me to re-stress that model. The above video illustrates the model.… Continue Reading

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