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by Karen
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Me
Replies: 13
Views: 5192

Me

Thank you all. All quiet so far which is so much better than I expected.
by Karen
Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: What do you think?
Replies: 15
Views: 5807

What do you think?

What I think is interesting is that is that you get a real sense of a who a person is when you meet them online. There are identity games going on but if someone is posting a lot you get to find out quite a bit about them. They will give themselves away eventually and you do end up with a bit of a s...
by Karen
Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Me
Replies: 13
Views: 5192

Me

We are rather nervously awaiting the arrival of a father of the child who has been bullying my youngest son. I lost my temper on the way home from school with this child when he started to have a go and I shouldn't have shouted at him. I don't think the parents know that he has been hitting other ch...
by Karen
Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: sermons
Replies: 54
Views: 21214

sermons

The reason I learnt to preach without notes was that I got so nervous that you could see the papers shaking in my hands and this does not give the congregation confidence in a preacher! Now that I will preach to a much bigger congregation I will have the whole thing written out as I will have to sub...
by Karen
Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Does a Church Need a Vision?
Replies: 12
Views: 4967

Does a Church Need a Vision?

Love your neighbour isn't a vision statement it is a 'how to.' Vision statements are hard to write and there is some really good advice here; http://www.teal.org.uk/vl/vl3vlead.htm When I ran an alt worship group a few years ago we spent a lot of time on vision and it helped us focus what we were ab...
by Karen
Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Signs of Spring
Replies: 56
Views: 18972

Signs of Spring

Fur everywhere here as three longhaired cats moult. In the morning the garden is covered in fur which the sparrows and starlings come down and use for their nests. The largest cat is getting quite matted under his tummy and we are having to bribe him with chicken to allow us to groom him. Oh joy.
by Karen
Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Losing our religion?
Replies: 7
Views: 3681

Losing our religion?

Christians have always used new media to spread the gospel. The gospel writers were the first when they took oral material and turned it into a written form. In a preliterate Europe the churches had paintings on the walls and later on they had stained glass windows. When printing made books cheaper ...
by Karen
Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: sermons
Replies: 54
Views: 21214

sermons

It has taken me quite some time to get the confidence to preach without notes. Not everyone is comfortable doing that. I can only do it as I've had a lot of practice in my informal services. Now I am expected to preach at the main service which is much more formal to up to 300 people listening (or l...
by Karen
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: An Anglican Athiest?
Replies: 22
Views: 9457

An Anglican Athiest?

Yes it is interesting! I came across the 'Gone for Good?' book whilst reading around the theology of Fresh Expressions. What facinates me about the whole Fresh Expressions movement is the idea that Christians leave the safety of their churches and what they have always done and how they have always ...
by Karen
Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Signs of Spring
Replies: 56
Views: 18972

Signs of Spring

http://www.hellebores.org/helleborushybridus.html

Taking and posting pictures is way beyond me as mine are a lovely purple and that is hard to get good pictures of when you garden on dark clay!

Lovely plants and very addictive.
by Karen
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: P My Sister
Replies: 12
Views: 5768

P My Sister

:votive1:
by Karen
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Eli
Replies: 12
Views: 5376

Eli

:votive2: Naomi
:minicandle: Eli
:votive1: All who care for them
by Karen
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Prayers for my MIL
Replies: 37
Views: 14875

Prayers for my MIL

:votive1: Prayers for you all.
by Karen
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Signs of Spring
Replies: 56
Views: 18972

Signs of Spring

Lovely photos!

My hellebores are looking stunning. I only planted them last year and in all the snow and muck forgot they were there but with a couple of days of brighter weather this week they are out in all their glory. Maybe spring is on its way.
by Karen
Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: sermons
Replies: 54
Views: 21214

sermons

The book I'm reading at the moment is 'Preaching' by Fred Craddock and very good it is too. I'm confused about Christine's comment about not training lay ministers. To preach in my diocese you must be either an authorised lay preacher or a lay reader. Training is provided for both roles and it was e...
by Karen
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: sermons
Replies: 54
Views: 21214

sermons

I'm taking time out from essay writing on this long journey to become an ordained minister in the Church of England to look at the theory of preaching. I may just run gibbering from the pulpit..... If the message of the gospel was simple then those of us that preach would just have to read the words...
by Karen
Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: An Anglican Athiest?
Replies: 22
Views: 9457

An Anglican Athiest?

Bosch 'Transforming Mission' looks very good on your bibliography and there is a very good precis of the book, with a lovely diagram summing up about 400 pages of writing in the SCM Study Guide on Mission. One of the interesting things about church leavers is that there are a wide variety of reasons...
by Karen
Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Eli
Replies: 12
Views: 5376

Eli

:votive2:
by Karen
Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: P My Sister
Replies: 12
Views: 5768

P My Sister

:votive1:
by Karen
Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: An Anglican Athiest?
Replies: 22
Views: 9457

An Anglican Athiest?

Ernest wrote: "What is mean by the Term Post-Modernity? Is any useful purpose served by the use of this terminology"?
Answer

1. Not much
2. No

There you go. Three words. Only 1497 to go.

You could always mention Post Christendom and really confuse the issue :devil:
by Karen
Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Emerging Christianity
Replies: 25
Views: 11041

Emerging Christianity

There are no really strict rules and regulations in the Anglican Church, though there are those who would like to see some. Much depends on the prist of a parish and what they will allow. This is not correct in the Church of England. What happens in NZ may be different of course. Here there are rul...
by Karen
Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Invading the Airwaves
Replies: 7
Views: 3105

Invading the Airwaves

I like it, but then I like more rocky type songs. I would have prefered it if the campaign was behind a version of 'I will sing of your love forever' as that stresses the love of God rather than singing about truth which is always a bit tricky with a post modern audience, but good on them for trying...
by Karen
Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Counting blessings three by three ...
Replies: 30
Views: 9889

Counting blessings three by three ...

Today's blessings:

*Reflecting on three wonderful days dancing 'The Creation' to yummy classical music.

*I've come home to find the teenagers did most of the ironing (for cash I hasten to add but that is one less job to do!)

*The sun is shining outside.
by Karen
Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: What do we want in a Church?
Replies: 29
Views: 12481

What do we want in a Church?

There are some people who want lay led churches and maybe that is what enyaj is proposing. I suspect that is a different thread. The C of E tries very hard to select and train people for ordination who will work collaboratively with the whole church. The criteria for selection are as follows (taken ...
by Karen
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Family History
Replies: 13
Views: 4839

Family History

We have done a fair bit of research and found a relative who had done even more so we can trace my father's father's family back to the early sixteenhundreds. Both my grandfather's and greatgrandfather's families were chaotic with muliple marraiges and illigitimate children which has meant there hav...