Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Another Book meme

This seems to be going around
Number of books I/we own: must be in the thousands - I have this difficulty with the concept of disposing of books.

Last book I bought:Mike Yaconelli's Messy Spirituality

Last book I read: John Banville's "The Untouchable" one of our book group books - I blogged a bit elsewhere. The next BATS book is Lesley Glaister's Now you see me and I'm also finishing off Pierre Boulez's Orientations

Books that mean a lot to me:
  • Alan Garner Red Shift
  • The Bible
  • Williams The Radical Reformation
  • Many books of piano sheet music

If anyone reads this and wants to carry on, you know what to do!

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Mix your own Dr Who

I'm speechlessobtained viaThanks Kay! subtle alterations to the Dr Who theme.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Friday, June 17, 2005

Leather's Smithy

.. another Thursday, another walk ending up at the Leather's Smithy in Langley - their website appears to be down at the moment not sure if that's a temporary DNS blip. Photos are up on the web, see my previous link but not a very impressive set.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Theological worldview

You are an evangelical in the Wesleyan tradition. You believe that God's grace enables you to choose to believe in him, even though you yourself are totally depraved. The gift of the Holy Spirit gives you assurance of your salvation, and he also enables you to live the life of obedience to which God has called us. You are influenced heavly by John Wesley and the Methodists.
You scored as Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan.



Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan


Roman Catholic


Neo orthodox


Classical Liberal


Reformed Evangelical


Modern Liberal






What's your theological worldview?
created with

Must be that long-ago Methodist/Congregationalist background! But it looks like a draw between postmodern and Wesleyan! I seem to have a pretty wide spread of sympathies with some very interesting draws in the ranking. Pillaged from Storyteller's World

Not sure of the meaning of all those percentages there's an awful lot more than 100%!

Church Affairs

What a powerful image, wow! Ca't really quote any it without quoting the whole thing!

I always find it difficult to name a computer - I had a naming scheme in mind a few years back but it has disappeared into the mists of my brain. The new one is called faure but that should be Fauré and the case and the missing accent is beginning to niggle. Comes of not being prepared for the question when it came. I think a rebaptism will be in order!

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Over Peover

This evening's walk ended up with some lovely photos walking through fields ready for harvesting. Ending up at the Dog at Peover

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Imagining a New Old Church

Via Prodigal Kiwi comes a mention of The Practicing Congregation: Imagining a New Old Church
by Diana Butler Bass. This extract comes from the introduction:

Too often, whatProtestants read about their tradition is ultimately unimaginative — the same tired story lines about conflict, about liberal and conservative divides, and about mainline decline. Contemporary mainline Protestants have believed these stories, allowing their self-understanding to be colonized by storytellers outside theirtradition whose work is sometimes driven by agendas that benefit from stories of conflict and decline. By believing others’ stories
and not having the confidence to imagine their own narratives, mainline Protestants have often fuelled the cycle of conflict and given into the temptation of spiritual despair.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Fear and love

From JFreeman's blog
It's a hot potato. Gay people want to be in the church, pining to be loved unconditionally, and someone else, (evidently) more important, might get angry about it. So everyone runs away. It hurts that people we love have to hide that they love us.

What she says!

Friday, June 03, 2005

All Saints Summer Walks

The All Saints summer walks are now in full swing, I mentioned last weeks walk briefly here and I am keeping an online album of the photos

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Changing Attitudes

Busy with Changing Attitude business, having just ported their diocesan webpages to my machine while it gets updated and other bits made to work!

At long last I now have ip masquerading and a home network working..after problems with a duff network card - or at least one that didn't work with Linux


Microsoft were meant to respond to the EC by midnight last night on the unbundling of media player but apparently there's nothing yet, maybe they're hoping that the EC is a little concerned with other matters at the moment?