God’s broken shape sorter

The church is supposed to accept everyone that God brings, in all their wonderful variety. It’s a beautiful idea, but somewhere along the line has our heavenly shape-sorter got a bit broken?

Does your youth group have a legal name?

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?

How To Do Drama #1 Why Do Drama?

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?

Faith and science for beginners

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.

Twitter communion cancelled

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.

How To Do Drama

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.

How Would Jesus Vote?

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?

Mind your language – the minefield of paraphrase

Over at BiteMyBible there is a discussion about the acceptability or otherwise of translating the Bible into dialect or colloquial language. Those preaching, leading worship or presenting dramas want to make the Bible accessible – but it is a balancing act with few right answers!