Reaching out in lockdown

In the leadership team at my church, we’re just catching our breath. What about you? We’ve spent a few weeks chasing our tails somewhat, trying to rethink pretty much everything we do for this new moment and get moved online. One particular strain (or entertaining challenge depending on your temperament) was that in the Lord’sContinue reading “Reaching out in lockdown”

From the Classroom to the Computer: Engaging an Audience in a Preoccupied Climate

This guest blog post comes Bekah Wilson Lockdown has been extended for three more weeks. That is at least three more weeks of empty church buildings, online services and isolated congregations. In this time of uncertainty, anxiety and alarm, my mind spends a lot of its time preoccupied. I think of figures, the weekly shop,Continue reading “From the Classroom to the Computer: Engaging an Audience in a Preoccupied Climate”

Made for More : Connection in a COVID World

This guest blog comes from my friend Helen Taylor I’m quite picky when it comes to Instagram… I have pretty high standards about who I follow because I just get bored of the trash that fills up my feed and stories roll. But one person who made it into the exclusive club of ‘people HelenContinue reading “Made for More : Connection in a COVID World”

Jesus ruins death – what do you think?

This blog is part of our series on grief and death. This guest blog comes from Andy Shudall. I’ve stood beside too many graves in my life. Growing up an altar boy in Catholic Liverpool, I attended hundreds of funerals between the ages of 7 and 17. The tragic deaths of children and young parents,Continue reading “Jesus ruins death – what do you think?”

Church Online: Nothing New

This is a guest blog post from Emma Major in response to my post on Church Uploaded – Ecclesia in a Crisis. I am deeply grateful for Emma and others, for the gracious way in which they’ve helped me see a huge, personal blindspot in my understanding of church. Yesterday I read the article “ChurchContinue reading “Church Online: Nothing New”

Passion for Evangelism – Zoom conference

Guest blog post by Beth Devonish Imagine over 150+ women gathered together on Zoom during the 2020 Coronavirus global pandemic to share together in a day thinking about how best to do evangelism as a woman in today’s age. What a wonderful picture of unity for the sake of the gospel.  I’m not someone whoContinue reading “Passion for Evangelism – Zoom conference”

Church uploaded – Ecclesia in a crisis

Imagine, for some strange reason, that during this pandemic we could still keep meeting together in person. Would the question of whether your church should keep meeting even cross your mind? Would you decide that now is the time, in this crisis, to retreat and become a ‘mono Christian’? Would you say that now isContinue reading “Church uploaded – Ecclesia in a crisis”

Beauty in the Clinging

Our guest blog today comes from Beks. As I start to write I suddenly feel very unqualified to write on this subject of grief. I have experienced loss, I have experienced unfulfilled longings, I have experienceddisappointments and dashed hopes but does this allow me to talk with any sense of authority on grief. It isContinue reading “Beauty in the Clinging”

Easter in light of lives cut short

We as a nation are grieving and mourning for what has happened in our world and to those we love. The Guardian reported yesterday on a special report of the lives that have been cut short. It was harrowing to read about Aimee O’Rourke a 38 year old, with three girls. It could have beenContinue reading “Easter in light of lives cut short”

What about when I’m weak?

Our guest blog post today comes from Susie Ford. Hello!  I’m Susie, nice to meet you.  I live in Scotland, near Dundee which is a small city on the East coast, and I spend almost all of my time with people.  So, life at the moment is very different…  We are living through strange times,Continue reading “What about when I’m weak?”