Diagnosing the trauma of our current culture

Today I’ve started reading ‘Serious Times‘ by James Emery White. This has been sat on my bookshelf for quite a number of years, and I never quite got round to reading it. I thought the following is such a helpful summary of the trauma of our current culture:   “The trauma of our world is that the processes of modernity have failed to deliver. Rather … Continue reading Diagnosing the trauma of our current culture

We’re off to the seaside (again)

Today we’re heading to Great Yarmouth to spend the weekend with Kingsgate Community Church. Here’s the general outline for the weekend: Friday Charis is going to Radiate Youth at King’s Community Church Norwich. Saturday Breakfast with the wider leadership team Coffee with the Bradleys (see below) Family time exploring Great Yarmouth Evening meal with the leadership team couples Sunday I’m speaking from 2 Cor 13:14 (part … Continue reading We’re off to the seaside (again)

Making much of Jesus in a growing and changing environment

On Sunday I kicked off part 1 of a three part series looking at a the culture of a church that looks to make much of Jesus in a constantly growing and changing environment. I think 2 Cor 13:14 gives us a wonderful picture of three world defining realities that are needed to shape the culture of this type of church: Grace, Love and Spirit. “May the … Continue reading Making much of Jesus in a growing and changing environment

Celebrating our differences

Key priority #5: Celebrating diversity In his book Crossing the Divide, Owen Hylton asks provocatively “How integral is this issue [diversity] to the church today? Is it not just a matter of preference or taste?” How would you answer Owen? You see, I believe this is a question we can’t avoid. Each one of us as individuals has to answer the question, even if we do so … Continue reading Celebrating our differences