Learning from the experts in the new normal

Can you think of a situation where you’ve tried to learn something new without taking the advice of experts? This is me all over. My lack of patience plays out in many ways. One of these is an unwillingness to read instructions. This has resulted in many failed attempts at new recipes and DIY projects.Continue reading “Learning from the experts in the new normal”

Intentional interruption

Our guest blog is from Jonathan Thomas When lock down started, as a pastor of church with a good number of older folk, I realised that two things were going to be true of them over the coming months: they would be lonely, and they would be desperate for good teaching. So, I decided toContinue reading “Intentional interruption”

Our biggest guest event outside Christmas and baby thanksgivings

Our guest blog is from Rich Pitt Two and a half weeks ago, someone asked me ‘should we do some evangelism during lockdown?’ and I laughed and said ‘how?!’. We are now a few days after our first Questions In Crisis Sunday and are frantically plotting our follow up Alpha course. God is good. Here’sContinue reading “Our biggest guest event outside Christmas and baby thanksgivings”

Three Lessons from Iran for COVID-19

Our guest blog comes from Jamie Haxby Stripping the Church In Iran, the church is growing at an extraordinary rate in what is most likely the greatest awakening in all of history.  They have no centralised organisation, no bank accounts, no buildings, no official recognised status.  On top of this, the majority of their leadersContinue reading “Three Lessons from Iran for COVID-19”

When death trends on google

What questions have you been asking in this crisis? I have so many questions right now, did our government handle lockdown in the best way? When will the schools reopen? Will I get sick and be ok? Will my kids get sick and be ok? Do I have job security? What happens to the economyContinue reading “When death trends on google”

Online church and disability

Our guest blog post come from Kay Morgan-Gurr A friend of mine, Bex Lewis, tells me that to most people today there is no difference between the realities of the online and offline worlds. Each is as real as the other. It’s taken a pandemic for the church world to catch up with this, andContinue reading “Online church and disability”

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”

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”

Speaking into the void

Are you preaching, singing , or speaking into a camera this weekend? How do you feel before you press the record button, how do you keep going during those long minutes before you stop? And most importantly how do you feel afterwards? During recent online meetings, I’ve heard these questions countless times. Is anyone there?Continue reading “Speaking into the void”