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Back to Leeds

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Our big news is our relocation back to Leeds, which is where my wife and I grew up, after 18 years in Scotland.

Decision factors were: the termination of some long standing contracts, the age of our children, family health and the undefinable one: a sense of calling backed by some prophetic words of 14 years standing.

The prophetic side is what confuses some of my friends as they don’t know what to do with someone who refuses to fit the fundamentalist evangelical framework but still follows leadings.

For me it makes sense and I am sure that there are Quakers and Catholic or Orthodox mystics who would understand as well.

What this means for small voices, I don’t know. The concept never really translated into a group, though I do get feedback sometimes when a group elsewhere has used the materials. Maybe this is an opportunity fo the format to find a home.

New Blog

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

My hosting company has some blog software, so it seems churlish not to use it.

So if you follow this blog, and amazingly there are some who do, update your rss feed.

How much effort can it be to read a post every six months?

Decision Made

Saturday, April 17th, 2004
We have made our decision. We are going to start a discussion/experimentation group to explore emergent church, starting in September. We are going to prepare the first four or five sessions and then, having introduced the ethos we would like, discuss where we go from there with the group. In the meantime we are preparing material which I will post as it is prepared.

Drifting

Wednesday, March 24th, 2004

I have been thinking about the theory of the stages of faith recently. Lidia has been re-reading “The Churchless Faith” over the last few days and reading out the passages that strike her.

We are torn between strategies in our own search for a place to stand in church. On the one hand we want to challenge the dependency relationship nature of church and insist on more collaborative approach to decision making (and in our church this means writing letters as there is no public forum for these issues)

On the other hand, these churches were built for conformists to meet in and they would be very threatened by any action on our part. We do not wish to destroy their home in the process of our stab at building one for ourselves.

And while we think about this, we drift.