Posts Categorized: emerging church

Fairtrade Fortnight and Food Security

The theme for this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight is “Sit down for breakfast and stand up for farmers.” “BEFORE YOU FINISH EATING BREAKFAST IN THE MORNING, YOU’VE DEPENDED ON MORE THAN HALF THE WORLD.” Martin Luther King. But what didn’t he say? THERE ARE TIMES OF THE YEAR WHEN MANY PEOPLE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES WHO GROW… Read more »

The Wonder of the Periodic Table.

On a very mild and dry Sunday morning Third Space met as usual at the Bandstand in the park in Matlock.  The topic for our worship was the Periodic Table of the Elements.   Most people I think will have a sense of wonder and awe at the scale and beauty of the Universe, and a feeling… Read more »

War and Peace

Outside it is wet and as we shelter under the bandstand we look out onto a grey autumn scene.  Many of the trees now bare of leaves and the floor a glorious carpet of bronze and orange soggy leaves. It seems an appropriately sombre morning for Remembrance Sunday. Leader Lord God the source of all good… Read more »

Rooted and Grounded

Autumn colours and mists pervaded the park as we met this week.  We were really aware of the change in the season. As Wend had said she felt more connected with the earth by meeting outside I thought we should continue what we started discussing on Wednesday evening in Moca  – Ian Adams “Reconnecting with the Earth”… Read more »

Travelling Light

Travelling Light Because sometimes we travel heavy and those heady times we can barely imagine the freebody movement of dance. Because sometimes we travel dark and from those hard paths we can’t even conjure an image of sunrise or moonrise or starlight or fire. Because sometimes we travel solo and those lonely times we forget… Read more »

The Selfie

Easy access to mobile phones and the internet has ushered in the age of The Selfie which requires us to take a picture of ourselves and post it on social media. There are differing perspectives on the value of recording our lives through Selfies. Ai Wei Wei, the gifted dissident chinese artist is having a… Read more »

Words I didn’t know

The medicine of words – Medicina Verbi From Anna Kamienska “A Nest of Quiet: A notebook” At the bandstand we were thinking about how words can encourage us and build us up or tear us apart. “One breath taken completely: one poem, fully written, fully read-in such a moment, anything can happen. The pressed oil… Read more »