Month: December 2014

Leading Worship and Technology

This morning I led the Sunday service from a booklet rather than my tablet. The reason is that somehow, the advent service I put together for the parish has disapparated from my computer. I’ve no idea where it has got to so I’m stuck with the hard copy in booklet form.

I was lost. In the three years I’ve been developing my liturgies and the way in which I use them on a Sunday morning the tablet has become an ingrained part of that. From duplicating the words and images on the screen via Splashtop to flicking to the collect in the app, it would seem I do a lot more than reproduce the booklet. Also, as the service develops over the course of the hour I change things. I type things into the later parts of the service as the morning unfolds. The tablet allows me to pay attention to the way the Spirit of God is moving among us as a congregation. I can respond to what the children say as they work among us or add pieces of scripture that the congregation mention during the teaching to later parts of the service. Much like a live musician responding to the needs of the congregation with the music rather than a prerecorded backing track.

Today I realised how much the tablet allows us to engage with God in a fluid way as we listen to the Spirit.

Awake | Advent, Day 6

Advent 6 - Awake

Keep awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly. And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.’  – Mark 13

The fifth day of the Advent Photography Challenge is Flood.  This is Wainhouse Tower Flood Lit taken from the Vandal’s car park in Warley.

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Time | Advent, Day 4

Advent 4 - Time

The fourth day of the Advent Photography Challenge is Time.  This is the key to time itself!

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Apologies to those of you who aren’t used to my photography.  I’m rediscovering my mojo and really enjoying it.  This is what it used to be like before I was constantly having to produce images to support other projects and work.