Posts Categorized: emerging church

The Wonder of Fungi

On a beautiful, but cold autumnal Sunday morning we met in the park for worship: In the fading of the summer sun, the shortening of days, cooling breeze, swallows’ flight and moonlight rays WE SEE THE CREATOR’S HAND In the browning of leaves once green, morning mists, autumn chill, fruit that falls, frost’s first kiss… Read more »

Small is Good

After a period when people have been away over the summer, one of us has been in hospital and visits and visitors have made it difficult for us all to be together I came across something that Ian Adams wrote about being in a small group. We sometimes feel fragile and vulnerable because there are… Read more »

The One and the Many

On a beautiful, warm sunny morning we sat in the park and shared a Richard Rohr meditation: Perennial Tradition Richard Rohr You can call it the collective unconscious; you can call it the One Spirit of God—the question is, why are so many people from different cultures, countries, ethnicities, educations, and religions saying very similar… Read more »

Franciscan Incarnational Theology

ThirdSpace met yesterday (Wednesday) evening at Holly House to learn about Franciscan Incarnational Theology. A member of our community introduced the subject, followed by questions and discussion. Incarnation instead of atonement. (Richard Rohr). Franciscans never believed that “blood atonement” was required for God to love us. Our teacher, John Duns Scotus (1266-1308), said Christ was… Read more »

living peacefully on earth

Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation Living Peacefully on Earth To live non-violently—both toward humans and nature—requires that we recognize God’s image in each living thing. We cannot be violent toward someone or something when we see the divine in them. My friend and nonviolent activist John Dear recently published… Read more »

Christmas Eve at the bandstand

So, it was relatively mild this morning – although Paul would hotly (?) dispute that! It was good to have Kitty and Harry back with us and we had a very festive bring and share time of worship together. Paul began with a favourite and heartfelt Psalm of thanksgiving, then Grayden shared two articles from… Read more »