LGBT and the Christian Story (Part 2) – Might drama make for a better evangelical story?

A few weeks ago I penned a piece that began with Peter Oulds assertion that ‘Evangelicals need a better story’  in regard to how situations of LGBT are dealt with, and the piece ended with my own story of growing up evangelical, and the predominant silence on the issue, a silence which meant that as a young person I had no way of assessing the … Continue reading LGBT and the Christian Story (Part 2) – Might drama make for a better evangelical story?

To see God at work, maybe we have to find him in the likeliest of places?

Missio Dei is a significant concept within Christian Mission, it quite literally means the Mission of God, and it has been written on extensively for best part of the last 50-100 years, as David Bosch writes. It refers to the mission activity of God and how the church as part of Gods creation takes part in Gods mission – and not vice versa. The role of … Continue reading To see God at work, maybe we have to find him in the likeliest of places?

Making the Bible Inspiring (not insipid) in Youth Ministry

Have you ever noticed that when it comes to describing the Bible and its uses, there is the tendency to drift into dualist language? So, for instance, someone might say that the Bible needs to be ____________, but not ____________. I use the term Inspiring and not insipid above, which isnt one i have heard, but others in the first column can include Authoritative, Proclaimed, … Continue reading Making the Bible Inspiring (not insipid) in Youth Ministry

Improvising incarnate communication in the public sphere

Do we see in Jesus someone who went beyond the confines of the establishment to create a new world order? Do we see someone who taught from outside the establishment to those outside yet it was the establishment that a) didnt accept or b)not the intended explicit target. Maybe we do, and that’s why as the church  it seems that our communication seems to start … Continue reading Improvising incarnate communication in the public sphere

Reclaiming the dramatic

‘The Incarnational quality is essential to a theatrical performance’ ( Johnson & Savidge 2009) Over the last few weeks I have discussed the differences between Theatre and film, as an event (by the way i was quite numbed by the experience of watching Jurassic world at the cinema over the weekend), but in thinking about Theatre, it got me thinking about the comparisons between live … Continue reading Reclaiming the dramatic