Sunday, November 30, 2008

The humans are dead

Have only just discovered the Flight of the Conchords thanks to my cousin Sam (it seems that I'm ages behind everyone else on the planet). This song is now a personal fave...


Monday, November 24, 2008

Sarah Malik named first salaried Methodist Youth President

Sarah Malik named first salaried Methodist Youth President... check out the story at:

This is seriously good news - the Church putting its money where its mouth is.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Couldn't happen to a nastier bunch of people...

This story has caused much uproar and there's a great deal of media focus on the different elements (understandably so):

BNP membership list posted online by former 'hardliner'

Okay, so it's very illegal and not terribly fair to post all their contact details, hobbies etc online... but it couldn't happen to a nastier bunch of people.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

What if Starbucks marketed like a church?

My thanks to Richard Hall over on the Connexions blog for drawing my attention to this video...

I have been to churches like this.

made me smile...


Friday, November 14, 2008

Sweet irony....

The Paperless Christmas initiative strikes me as rather a good idea. In a virtual world, why all the paper that's only going straight in the bin on boxing day?

While not terribly involved, I've always rather approved of the whole thing. I doubt I'll have the cunning or the motivation to go entirely paperless this year, but it seems like a good thing to aim for.

So, having received the Paperless Christmas email publicity, telling me about the fab new online advent calendar, I was rather surprised to next receive an actual Christmas card from them. Not an e-card, but a physical-comes-in-an-envelope-from-the-postman-type card.

Even better, the card had a little tiny bit of paper inside, with the words:

Less paper
Please send this card to a friend for Christmas

I admit, I'm rather confused....


Thursday, November 13, 2008

new blog: Work of my Own Fiction

My colleague Karen Burke has entered the world of blogging!

Check it out at:


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Latest Methodist podcast

Latest podcast from the wonderful Methodist media team, featuring Tom Quenet talking to Karen Burke about revival in the Colombian Methodist Church. Revd Stephen Poxon talks to me about the realities of street life for Children in Bangladesh. Also, Father Taddy, a Benedictine monk from Belgium, dropped by to share his thoughts on Methodist worship in England...

Also, Karen's first interviews to be broadcast - hurrah!


Monday, November 10, 2008

Stable masculinity?!?

A rather good article on the Interface regarding the Vatican's plans for the psychological screening of ministerial candidates...

I wonder who wrote it?