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As a professional Church Musician, I am essentially a pastor just like a priest, vicar, rector, or curate...etc. The only difference is that I help people worship through Music.
Here are some thoughts.
A Church Music Director and Pastor worry about the same things at the same points in their careers.
Posted by Desiree Hines on August 8, 2012 at 8:30am
I've decided to start a blog on Church Music and the things that surround it.
Now, let's do some "disclaiming".
My opinions are not necessarily the opinions of my particular church, parish, or diocese.
I hope that people don't turn Social Media into something that harms another person or gets them "canned". That's not Godly and will probably make the Devil get you!
Posted by Desiree Hines on August 8, 2012 at 7:30am
Sometimes technology can bring a twist to something familiar that makes it fresh and exciting. I discovered this while adapting the New Testament to an ebook reader format. When read individually, not as part of a collection, the epistles stand out for what they are: letters from Paul to his dear friends. Read more in my latest blog post!
Posted by Jon F. Dewey on June 27, 2012 at 3:57pm
Returning to first principles. The Holy Trinity in contemporary spirituality and mission
The Holy Trinity is the central reality and concept that makes Christianity a distinct faith and not a jewish cult. As such God is a missionary God that challenges the Church and all Christians to participate in this mission and ministry of reconciliation, as God seeks to restore all things into renewed relationship with the divine. In our increasingly post-secular context where people are more interested in spirituality than religion, it is the reality of the Trinity that gives us hope and opens up the spiritual landscape of the faith to those who are un-or-dechurched.
Ian Mobsby is the Priest-in-Charge and Missioner of the Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary, the home of the Moot Communityin the heart of the City of London is a New Monastic Community engaged with pioneering and creative approaches to mission and evangelism in an urban context. Ian became a Christian through a very early alternative worship community from a background in socialist Atheism. He has written and edited a number of books on mission and contemporary society, and lectured and spoken widely across the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Ian is a member of the College of Evangelists of the Church of England, an Associate Missioner of the Fresh Expressions Team, a national selector for pioneer ministry, and the co-opted New Monastic member of the Advisory Council on the relationships between Religious Communities and Diocesan Bishops in the Church of England.
Started by Jon F. Dewey in Church planting, Fresh Expressions, New forms of church. Last reply by Kieran Conroy Apr 8, 2012.
Started by Jamie Howison in Liturgy and Music Nov 10, 2011.