A Christian youth project in Sheffield has been threatened with legal action by an American Christian television station because its name is already registered by the station. Should a church have to check such names? Should big Christian organisations act this way?
Most churches realise that drama is a good thing to have in a service – but why? Is a bit of acting just something else to break up the monotony of the service or is there something good about getting people together to tell a story together in a visual and engaging way?
If we are to understand the world we live in, we are going to need science to tell us how it works and faith to help us understand the meaning and purpose. The Test of Faith course goes beyond the increasingly entrenched opinions (think Dawkins and creationism) and helps people think intelligently about some of the most important issues of our time.
When is communion not communion? When is the body of Christ too disembodied? Can a community be virtual? As its first Twitter Communion is called off the Methodist Church is struggling with some very modern theological questions.
Are you in a drama group? Or perhaps you are trying to form one or run one? How to do drama aims to help the young drama group and its terrified actors, hopeful director and baffled script writer survive in the exciting but frightening world of drama.
Churches have sensibilities. Jonah can negotiate with a fish, John can prefer garlic bread but Jesus can’t change his menu. How can Christian drama negotiate this?
As an amusing diversion, take a dip into a blog which tells how “Frisby Independent Baptist Church has been fighting the forces of modernism, liberalism and decidedly suspect Anglo-Catholicism for four centuries.”. It made me smile anyway.
The Prince of wales thinks our society has a big inner problem: a disconnection between humanity and nature, a collective loss of soul.
Good Friday? It’s a name to puzzle children and grandmothers alike.
There is always an election coming, and elections don’t just change governments, they change everything. So, traditional marriage values? War against Climate Change? An end to multiculturalism? How Would Jesus Vote?
Is life with God a search or a bus ride? Do you worship with people who know they are looking or who think they have got there? Which soundtrack have you selected for your soul?
Should we buy a song just because it is Christian and because Facebook urged us to? The history of such endeavours is not good.
A church that doesn’t ordain gay people and won’t carry out same-sex weddings votes to treat the gay partners of deceased clergy as if they had been married. Confused? You should be!
Drama starts with a script. If you have never read a script before you may find it daunting but essentially a script is a list of who says what and when. Simple!
Is global climate change finally on the agenda of a Church that has always proclaimed that God calls us to be stewards of His creation?
Small drama groups are often faced with having to pay large amounts for rights to copy scripts or perform them (or both). At DramatisDei we make that simple with an all-in-one package, the DramatisDei Deal.
The ideas and inspiration for writing can come from anywhere – our Script of the Month “The Hotel Inspector” came from necessity – and television.
Over the past few years a manufactured and misplaced Christian outrage has dampened the happiness of the modern Christmas tradition of the Christmas Stamp.
I woke up this morning and once again was baffled by my central heating. And you know, God is a bit like that isn’t he?
The nature/nurture debate has troubled people for years. Looking at identical twins raises big questions about the roles of parents in shaping children – like, can we?