A TOUCHING PLACE FOR THE EMERGING CHURCH | JUNE 04
 
 

[STORY] 06.04
Gourmet Village
SCOTT COVERDALE
Arizona USA

"
Pour three cups of divine love into a large mixing bowl. With a wire whisk, slowly add the following ingredients, in random order:
eight packages of postmodern confusion, five points of Calvinistic legalism, a generous sprinkling of existential angst, and a quarter pound of various addictions..."

[REFLECTION] 06.04
Echoes
JEAN HASSENFORDER
France

"A new world is in the process of being born. In the West the religious institutions are struggling to follow the rhythm of change and often miss the point of the new aspirations of the society around them. Their influence is diminishing. In spite of them and right before their eyes renewal and innovation take place."

[REFLECTION] 06.04
Ritual is not a dirty word
JEREMY FLETCHER
UK

"It does not matter whether the celebration is low-key and informal or highbrow and full of ceremony: wherever Christians gather to hear the word, share fellowship, offer worship and break bread, and do so using forms agreed by the worshipping assembly (even if they are all songs written that week by the worship band), then they are being ritualistic."

[VIRTUAL CAFE STORY] 06.04
Creating safe and sacred places in the midst of busy lives where people and God all really meet each other.

Coming out to play?
CRAIG MORTON
Idaho, USA




[STORY & IMAGES] 06.04
Another city - another exhibition
JENNY LONG
NZ

In the second part of our feature on 'Stations of the Cross' art exhibitions in New Zealand, Jenny Long reflects on curating her sixth easter art exhibition - taking risks with professional and community artists, potential controversy and avoiding 'the Christian cringe element'...

[Part One : It is finished!
by Mark Pierson]

hold up a mirror to postmodern man and what do you find - his very worst fears realised, he is just the same as his enemy...

Peter Philips looks for God's love amidst the torture in Iraq.
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