Sometimes we can get stuck in certain ways of thinking. We might be tired, and busy and it is easy to fall back into familiar paradigms. A familiar paradigm might be that orchestras play classical music. To an extent, this is true orchestras do play classical music and have done for centuries in the western… Read More does your orchestra play rock music?
Since February I have been discussing three key areas (theology, community and ecclesiology) in which the church needs to renew itself if it is going to move forward into the future that the Holy Spirit is forming. I tend towards being an idealistic intellectual that likes research, writing and thinking. To truly renew the church… Read More 15 practical ideas for renewing your church
A few months ago, a visitor came to the church service I attend. She had been part of the church some time ago, and all she could talk about was how it used to be. She told us her memories of the church as it used to be. She expected us to engage with those… Read More the people of God gathered, for today
In a previous post I explained why creativity is important in and for the church from creation to imagination -creativity in the church. I highlighted the definition of creativity (from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary) as “an ability to think beyond what is in front of us, it is tied to imagination. “The ability to make new… Read More 8 tips to nourish creativity
I wonder if anyone has ever asked you this question: Do you get bored in church? I quite often get bored in church, and I have to admit that is partly me and partly church. I am highly creative, I need lots of variety and the stimulation of the new, and I enjoy and feel fed… Read More from creation to imagination -creativity in the church