Administration…Liquidation…what’s next for the church?

If administration is the process for a company to escape insolvency, and if that were to fail, liquidation is the ending of a company, the selling off of any assets to pay off creditors, this would suggest that the business model currently used has not worked. There's an alternative, known as "pre-pack insolvency" which is…Read more Administration…Liquidation…what’s next for the church?

What retail outlets could offer to church

How do you think we could reimagine church? In the past I have looked at the Apple flagship stores, wondered at their retail strategies and reflected how they could be considered to help us look again at church. Here we have a reflection on how Ikea operate: question is to have the meatballs or their…Read more What retail outlets could offer to church

Analysing John’s Gospel

Further to the analysis undertaken using the R function stylo() previously, I was interested in examining whether there was any information to be gained by looking at specifically the Gospel according to John. I noted that the stylo() function had been revised and was currently not able to function using MAC OS; nevertheless, utilising a…Read more Analysing John’s Gospel

Going on Holiday?

As we possibly consider a ‘staycation’ or ‘vacation’ this Summer, I wonder how we see ourselves. The English are often known for grasping the finest intricacies of the foreign language, by speaking  ‘s l o w e r and louder’ - ‘that should do it we think’… Well our own language is a mixture of…Read more Going on Holiday?

Easter 2019 : In or Out of the Church?

As we approach Palm Sunday, I start to feel that the journey through Lent is nearing its completion. We can see the end: I wonder if the disciples did? When I think of Palm Sunday I don't get enthused by the waving of palm crosses but by the sheer mystery and imagery of Jesus on…Read more Easter 2019 : In or Out of the Church?

Mother’s Day because we all have mothers….

It's that time of the year, well for the UK, just after Valentine's Day when we look to buy lots of cards, chocolates and flowers to celebrate our Mum. Yes, I'm aware that it was originally Mothering Sunday and is not connected whatsoever with Mother's Day from the USA. What if you don't have a…Read more Mother’s Day because we all have mothers….

Ashing to Go?

The day after Shrove Tuesday (a la Pancake day) is Ash Wednesday. It seems that this is either noted in ecclesial circles with an Ash Wednesday Service including the Ashes or is forgotten about altogether. It may not have strict biblical foundations but it can be seen as providing symbolic resonance to the start of…Read more Ashing to Go?