Posts Categorized: emerging church

Advent Fuddle

Like our friendship groups and our work places we had a pre Christmas Fuddle in the Band Stand (Fuddle a Derbyshire term for bringing along something to share – usually food) This involved each one of us bringing along something inspirational to share for the last Sunday at the Bandstand before Christmas, the last Sunday… Read more »

Beautiful unanswerable questions

Bertolt Brecht asked the question “What happens to the hole when the cheese has gone?” According to Einstein, the hole was formed and defined by the cheese around it and disappears when the cheese is eaten. Neils Bohr and quantum theory suggest that the hole may have existed since the beginning of the universe and… Read more »

The Kingdom of God at the bandstand

 This past Sunday we focused on the heart of Jesus’   message – that God’s Kingdom is coming and that nothing can stop it! A good message in the light of bad news, internationally, nationally and closer to home. After reading about the mustard seed (Luke 13) – or as The Message has it – the… Read more »

Third Space Lord’s Prayer

I was listening to a service on the radio a couple of weeks ago and the congregation recited the Lord’s Prayer. So on a beautiful autumn morning we spent time in prayer using the Lord’s prayer as our model. Christians seem to use this prayer in a variety of ways. Some us it as a… Read more »

The meal

Reflections on the meal last Wednesday… Lavish food and drink – a symbol of God’s generosity, a sense of a foretaste of the heavenly banquet…     Welcoming and welcoming back new and old friends… Sending Peter and Uta with our blessing as they embark on the next part of their journey, moving away, starting… Read more »

Wrestling with God at the bandstand

The park was bathed in sunshine and full of falling leaves today – and it was glorious!   Our focus was based on the brilliant book of meditations ‘Touching the Sacred’ by Chris Thorpe, based around paintings by Jake Lever. Today the image was of the hand of Jacob, held by the hand of the wrestler. Here’s our… Read more »