I thought I’d add a little bit more to my comments the other day about how we handle worship song and hymn lyrics. It’s worth me emphasising here that I’m personally very cautious about changing and adapting things not least because it’s often been done badly. However, I believe there is a case for adapting… Continue reading Helping one another worship – why we chose our words carefully
Tag: body ministry
When one member suffers (lessons from A&E)
The way that the body is connected together has been brought home to me vividly and rather painfully recently. First of all, I suffered a bout of gout a few weeks back. I woke in the morning with a sore toe. I expected to walk off the pain during the day. By evening, I was… Continue reading When one member suffers (lessons from A&E)
Is “open or closed communion?” the right question?
One of the graces in COVID is that it has pushed us hard to think about some key aspects of church life such as “What really is gathered worship?” and “What are the priority ministries of a church in the week?” There has also been quite a bit of discussion about when, how and why… Continue reading Is “open or closed communion?” the right question?
Were we prepared?
I remember the pastor of a church I used to attend commenting that rarely when people are in the midst of the crisis is that the time to try and teach them how to face the situation. Rather, if we are going to get through the challenge of a health, work or relationship crisis then… Continue reading Were we prepared?
In yesterday’s #AfternoonTea we were talking about the Gifts of the Spirit. How do I know what gift I have? How many are there? How do I grow in my use of the gifts? Here are the headlines with the video to watch below. The NT has a number of lists of gifts, they all… Continue reading Spiritual Gifts
“Put me to what you will…” What the Covenant Renewal service says about our view of gifts and ministry
What do you enjoy doing around the house? I love making deserts like rice pudding I would say that’s my gift. I enjoy making them and I enjoy sharing in eating them with others. I don’t mind getting out in the garden and cutting the lawn either. I’m not so keen on drying up or… Continue reading “Put me to what you will…” What the Covenant Renewal service says about our view of gifts and ministry