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Prayers from Red Twin’s memorial

My sisters led beautiful prayers at Red Twin’s memorial service. I share them here with their permission. Anna: Let us pray together, starting with verses from the last Psalm Mum and Red Twin read together: Psalm 116 15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants. 16 Truly […]

Starting to use the Examen prayer

As I work through the Spiritual Disciplines Handbook with a friend, I’ve started using the Examen, an Ignatian/Jesuit prayer approach. It’s about noticing yourself and your time in the presence of God, an ‘examination of consciousness’ (the Latin word refers to a scales for weighing). It’s traditionally used at noon […]

Ten Gifts for Campus Evangelism

Below is the outline of a campus ministry resource I’ve been working on for Go Conference 2016. One of the reasons for this particular resource is the need to move people beyond the commonplace idea that evangelism means standing and preaching. In what follows I’m therefore using evangelism as an […]

Liturgies of a fear/power context

This Sunday at church I was struck by how fear/power language permeated everything. (I wrote recently on the fear/power cultural paradigm, and we’ve previously written on it referring to it as animism, and with reference to the prosperity gospel.) In the children’s program… great attention was given to scripture memorisation. Last week’s […]