This is a reflection comes from a discussion on a URC Facebook page about what amounts to the Fellowship necessary for worship. I am not answering that question directly here but looking at the forms of fellowship that happen during Christian worship. This is a personal piece reflecting on my experience. Firstly in the two… Continue reading Seven Elements of Fellowship in Worship?
I compiled the prayer during my morning devotions as I felt the need to focus my mind on the Trinity and the interaction within it. It is closer to poetry than prose, this is deliberate it wants to have a sense of dance behind it. It references various Bible references, theological ideas and other Christian… Continue reading Trinitarian meditation
I spent Easter as a guest at Iona Abbey. The communal side of the Abbey is run by the Iona Community, while the Tourist side is run by Historic Scotland. Most importantly the worship that regularly happens in the Abbey is largely under the auspices of the Iona Community. Therefore if you go to the… Continue reading Easter Triduum – Iona Style 2017
I in said “I it use a word tone what a scornful, when Humpty just less choose means neither more nor Dumpty” That does not make much sense does it.You might just realise that it is the quote from Alice through the looking glass “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in a rather… Continue reading The misplaced symbol and liturgical practice
This is part two of my pieces from this conference. It also in part answers why Liturgical Studies has not addressed issues of power. I offer this in the sense of ecumenicity and partly because I am in non-episcopal tradition, I can say things people in those traditions can’t. Lets get the definition out of… Continue reading A reason why the episcopal churches aren’t getting the liturgy they would like!
Right this is the first of two short pieces in spired by attending this conference. I was the only URC person there, although there were a couple of Methodists, a solitary Pentecostalist and an American Reformed Pastor. Apart from that everyone was either high church Anglican or Roman Catholic. At one point someone said that… Continue reading Why so few free church liturgists attend SLS conference