Archives March 31, 2013

Resurrection – Rob Bell

Jesus is standing in front of the temple in Jerusalem the massive gleaming brick and stone and gold house of God and he says destroy this temple and I’ll rebuild it in three days the people listening to him said how are you going to do that? it took 46 years to build this temple! […]

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Blessed Holy Week

A Multimedia Eucharist for Holy Week 2013 Theme: Lent and Holy Week As people come into the sacred space, acting as a sort of gatekeeper, the celebrant is on the floor in the centre with a bowl and towels. Feet are washed as people enter as a rite of preparation and they are given a […]

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Collective Worship – Introducing Holy Week & focus on Palm Sunday

Our Holy Week in School begins this Friday with this act of Collective Worship and is continued into more whole school worship on Monday and Tuesday, taking them from Palm Sunday to Resurrection day by day. [slideshow ids=”4401,4402,4403,4404,4405,4406,4407,4408,4409,4410,4411,4412,4413,4414,4415,4416,4417,4418,4419,4420,4421,4422,4423,4424,4425,4426,4427,4428,4429,4430,4431,4432,4433″ Gathering: Video from the Miracle Maker, music “Theme from American Beauty” The path of Holy Week: Palm […]

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Pope Francis – what's in a name?

[slideshow ids=”4365,4366,4367,4368,4369,4370,4371,4372,4373,4374,4375,4376,4377,4378,4379,4396,4381,4382,4383,4384,4385,4386,4387,4388,4389,4390,4391,4392,4393,4394″ I think this slideshow explains pretty clearly what I am going to say. Thank you to Mother Julia and Katy for pointing out the damn obvious when I was stuck. My error about Xavier is now corrected.

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Principles for 21st Century Ministry

Joi Ito, head of the MIT Media Lab has published some thinking about Principles for 21st Century thinking, which has brought me to think more carefully about the way in which I am trying and failing in parish ministry and most importantly missional practice. Some of these principles map directly into ways in which I/we […]

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Collective Worship – Mothering Sunday – God's Personal Touch

from http://www.theassemblyline.co.uk/#/mothering-sunday/4547999818 [slideshow ids=”4331,4332,4333,4334,4335,4336,4337,4338,4339,4340,4341,4342,4343,4344,4345,4346,4347,4348,4349,4350,4351,4352,4353,4354,4355″ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ojomTUt0X4 The Impersonal Touch Petrol Pumps, doors, elevators, recorded messages, everything is impersonal—difficult to speak to a real person. Having recorded voices and interactive messages may, at times, make it more efficient, but it certainly isn’t personal! We can’t replace personal interaction with recorded messages, we can’t replace electronic communication with face […]

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