The Deep Place: On Creativity and Spirituality

My poet and writer friend @joelmckerrowpoet has launched this brilliant podcast with film-maker @joyprouty this week. Its called, ‘The Deep Place: On Creativity and Spirituality’ and all about how creativity speaks into and flows out of the deep… Read More

Awaken the Spirit: Interview with Author Jay Jeffries

Awaken the Spirit is both intriguing and exciting. It skillfully fuses Sacred Texts (from the Bible), plus strong and evocative imagery, with reflection and meditation and the insights of personal experience. In one way this is a ‘safe’ book – it is accessible for just about anyone, whatever their spiritual path. It is exploratory and not assertive. In another way this is a risky book – it invites not only our interest but also our response. It connects us to our spiritual selves and our spiritual selves to a God who reveals in the world around and in the stories and discoveries of godly people through history and now, and most specifically to the life and teaching of Jesus and his followers.

A Nation that Destroys its Soil Destroys Itself

We are dancing on the grave of an indigenous wisdom that farmed wildlife beautifully and was balanced and free of greed. Aborigines have been looking after the country long before the Brits rocked up in their ridiculous garb. But old British habits die hard (Rachael Treasure). Tuesday Talks: A nation that destroys its soil destroys itself

Prayer and Spirituality

As our ideas of God expand and evolve, how might our prayer and spirituality do likewise?

How are we to engage with a God not above and removed from earthly life, but intimately a part of it? And where is the soul in all this?

Beyondering

Our first guest is Fred Plumer, head of the Progressive Christianity organisation from the USA. Our second guest is Michael Dowd, whose book, Thank God for Evolution, was endorsed by 6 Nobel Prize-winning scientists, noted skeptics, and by religious leaders across varying theological spectrums.

Sexuality and Spirituality – ‘The Link’ by Deb Hirsch.

The link between sexuality and spirituality is a real problem for Christians who tend to compartmentalise them both. Our sexuality is a God given gift that is a healthy expression of who we are and we need to be more free in the way that we relate to one another. This is a 4 min video by Deb Hirsch

Friday Arts Day: Redeeming Sex

We must lead with our embrace, not our theology. Radical engagement and loving of the other earns us the right to speak. Discover a holistic, biblical vision of sex and gender that honors God and offers good news to the world. Redeeming Sex with Deb Hirsch.

The Emerging Church Part 2 with Dr John Drane

However we look at it, the emerging church is a melting pot of many different ideas and themes. It also represents a different style of operation than we have traditionally worked with, and in the process raises some big questions for the church at large, both traditional and emerging.