Ten years ago, the term ‘emerging church’ would have been unknown. Today it is impossible to go very far – certainly in the church culture of the UK, USA and Australasia – without encountering both the word and the reality which it describes.
Nothing has exposed the gap between the church and the broader society quite like the cultural argument over sexuality. here is a link between Sexuality and Spirituality. This understanding shifts the way you think about sexuality. Spirituality is our longing to know and be known by the other – out there – spiritually. Sexuality is the desire to know and be known by the other – humanity. Deb Hirsch
Creation is our first and final cathedral. Nature is the one song of praise that never stops singing. The world is no “contest” any more, but as Mary Oliver says, “the doorway into thanks.”
Traditionally, spirituality is concerned with the human spirit as distinct from the purely materialistic view of life. Spirituality helps us in our struggle to determine who we are (our being) and how we live our lives in this world (our doing). It combines our basic philosophy towards life, our vision and our values, with our conduct and practice.
Taking in the glory of nature at the top of a mountain peak, joining in a song of worship or viewing a breathtakingly beautiful piece of art are some of the experiences that fill us with awe and make us feel most alive. And according to new research, moments like this are both spiritually invigorating and good for our physical and mental health.
The SURRENDER conference is for people from all walks of life – we’ll explore together God’s purpose for us as agents of reconciliation in a broken world. How do we as the church and as individuals find our identity as peacemakers and restorers of broken relationships…