Year: 2008

Double Exposure with a Holga

I have been on holiday now for nearly a week and that can only mean one thing! Illness!! It started last Saturday and has had me feeling pants until today. I have managed to make it out of bed and dressed and feel almost human. Appologies for my absense (I have a note from my mum)!

One thing I have been able to do whilst ill is scan my films from Greenbelt. These shots were taken using a Holga on fuji velvia film that was then cross processed. Check them out on my flickr account.

Jazz Preaching | Worship Idea

I haven’t posted a worship idea in a while.  I guess that is mostly due to the context I find myself in for the next 6 months.  Worshipping with a monastic community is a wonderful experience and it is greatly informing my understanding of emergence – but it doesn’t often appear to be alt. worship.

This post came out of a conversation at ASBOJesus about the efficacy of preaching a sermon as part of an act of worship.  One of the main concerns was that there was not enough opportunity in a “traditional sermon” for interaction.  This idea for Jazz Preaching came from a friend of mine who used the analogy of how Jazz Musicians interact with each other following a theme but improvising around it.  Her idea was that a small group of people from the church meet in a local coffee shop on Monday morning.  They would go through the readings for the next week and sit and talk about it over a Danish pastry. They would do much the same thing on Thursday morning.  This would then follow on to a pint on Saturday evening with the same kind of theological discourse.  On Sunday morning in church they would then sit around a table and the conversation continues.  People would be able to improvise on the theme because they have been living with the issues raised from the passage for a week.  It would also allow a diversity of opinion and more voices to speak to the conversation.  If anyone has things to say from the congregation they can (Trisha stylee with a roving microphone).


‘He will be called Wonderful Councelor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.’

Peace be with you!

I’ve Met Jesus | Alternative Hymnal

For those of you who can relate to the critique that sometimes we don’t live up to the perfect standards of Jesus, Hot Leg’s single is available for pre order.  I suspect that if it makes it into the charts it may well be the start of many a conversation over the coming months!

You’re a bigot, you’re a bore with a fundamental flaw

-Justin David Hawkins