The Art of gathering online

How we gather matters. How we gather online matters even more. You may not have noticed the importance of venues, but each venue comes with a script. Think about these venues: the lawcourt, a beach and a night club. What words come to your mind? What do these venues make you think about? The lawContinue reading “The Art of gathering online”

Embracing Fragility: how we can have peace when we’re not in control

Finding peace by finding trust This is part two of a two part guest blog by Mike Hood In the first part of this blog I suggested that the daily death count on the news has brought many of us back to the age-old truth of our fragility as human beings – and shared anContinue reading “Embracing Fragility: how we can have peace when we’re not in control”

Choosing to enjoy uncertainty – student ministry in lockdown

This blog is in a series on the future of student work. Mark Ellis Director of Christian Unions Ireland (CUI) has written this guest blog. Jesus didn’t step into a normal world. He stepped into this world. He was born during days of upheaval. He grew up in days when ‘give us this day ourContinue reading “Choosing to enjoy uncertainty – student ministry in lockdown”

The future of student work

Over night, due to the pandemic, 1.6 billion students across the world were temporarily out of education in March. To add to this disaster the HE sector in the UK spends less than 3% on digital infrastructure (this is far behind many other sectors). What impact has this had on the future of the University?Continue reading “The future of student work”

Embracing Fragility: how we can have peace when we’re not in control

Face to face with fragility This guest blog post is by Mike Hood. This is part 1 of a 2 part blog. I once heard someone describe the experience of surfing and getting sucked under a massive wave. He said you’re curled up in a ball, being tumbled over and over and over, with noContinue reading “Embracing Fragility: how we can have peace when we’re not in control”

Decluttering in lockdown? When I’ve lost so much already?

This guest blog is from Gwen Montgomery Early in the days of Covid19 lockdown, like others, I had a lot of concerns, particularly as we are away from home on a sabbatical in Vancouver.  The worst times for me were those days when things were changing fast, every three hours it seemed, as decisions toContinue reading “Decluttering in lockdown? When I’ve lost so much already?”