Archives May 29, 2011

Pentecost – Dynamic Scripture

A retelling of the Pentecost Story in words and images. Feel free to use as a resource, or as the first reading on Pentecost Sunday http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6Py-QOT6ks The production video (mpg1 format) can be downloaded from here and select “Acts 2 Pentecost” from the list.

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Broken Open

Found on Lesley’s blog, a wonderful poem by Jude Simpson If your heart yearns for a more it doesn’t know, if you’ve suffered blow after blow and can barely dare to lift your head, if you’ve ever wished you’d rather been – if you’ve bled, or tried to bind a wound if you’ve cried then […]

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A short reflection on the #superinjunction

I see that these terrible superinjunctions are now being issued because the news being gagged is ‘defamatory’ http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/latest/2011/05/13/blogger-publishes-gagging-order-115875-23127867/ Surely, the allegations are only defamatory if they are untrue. If they have even a scintilla of truth in them (and they are usually about extra-marital affairs, poor employment practices and the like, the nature of which […]

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Homophobic Christians

From Is it just me or is everything shit? (2006) by Steve Lowe and Alan McArthur, p124  Casting around for the one true path in life, Christians often ask” themselves: ‘WWJD?’ – ‘What would Jesus do?’ Apparently, he wouldn’t ‘make some stuff out of wood’ or ‘cure the sick’, but would walk up and down the […]

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Google Chrome Advert tells the inspirational story of "It Gets Better"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7skPnJOZYdA It has been some time since I first noticed the “It Gets Better” campaign to tell harassed gay young people that it really does get better. Now Google’s latest advert for their browser Chrome makes little reference to the speed, flexibility and ease of use (probably because you knew that anyway) and points insted to what web-based movements […]

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