Fantastically creative liturgy tonight at St John's College in Durham. Basically a fast rapped/spoken liturgy to some minimalist beat music, with lots of images and creativity. This was the same Beat Eucharist that was performed at Greenbelt this summer. If you want to do Lord's Supper in a different way - this is a good idea. You contact the group via CODEC or @beatliturgist on Twitter. It seems the service has a profound impact on men - a kind of masculine performance of the liturgy - but I'm not so sure it is just for blokes. It is a good resource and well delivered.
Excellent seminar here from Prof Tom McLeish on Science and Faith from Borderlands Seminar at St John's College. Sorry about the bits n pieces at the beginning. It starts after about four minutes, I think.
Includes the question and answer session which gets a bit more patchy...
On Monday the 15th of November at 5:00pm in our new venue, the Tristram Room of St. John’s College, we will inaugurate the first annual Borderlands Seminar with Professor Tom McLeish, Durham University’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Research, and complimentary wine, cheese and biscuits. Tom will ‘Explore the Borderlands of Science and Faith’ as he responds to such queries as: Are the communities and projects of science and faith separated by borders, overlapping or unconnected? And, if borders exist are they really conflicted, as one dimension of public debate would suggest? He will claim that resolving this question is not only desirable, but urgent in the face of the global challenges. Prof. McLeish has conducted research at the University of Cambridge, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Sheffield, and University of Leeds. He was a Senior Research Fellow with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and has been awarded the Weissenberg Award of the European Society of Rheology and the Gold Medal of the British Society of Rheology. Prof McLeish is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Physical Society. Please do join us on Monday the 15th of November at 5:00pm in the Tristram Room of St. John’s College for our inaugural Borderlands Seminar with Tom McLeish ‘con vino gratuito’. Kind regards, Kevin
The company is based in Bermuda (tax purposes?) but seems to be Southern Baptist in influence with contributions from Charles Marnham in London and Nicholas Ellis at Wycliffe Hall from the UK. The doctrinal statement is a sight to behold - general evangelical/Calvinist-slanted traditional stuff. Although I found it quite interesting that you would want to put that kind of thing on a Bible based site.
Anyway, if this kind of product based course would help you church engage with the Bible then...here it is.
If you are already involved then you know Bible Fresh has 4 main focus areas to do with the Bible; reading, teaching, translation and experience.
Noahs Nanny Goat Productions aims to provide churches and other interested groups with high quality theatrical productions to engage people with biblical texts. Of course, we are more than happy to perform for you even if you're not signed up to Bible Fresh, our shows can be used instead of a normal service or you can arrange a seperate event.
We are currently working on a bible overview show for 2011 using TOP 10s to explore some of the lesser known stories in the great book. For more information, or if you'd like to book our Advent show/service, 'Impatience is not a virtue' or 'An Epiphany Journey', a one man performance charting the journey of one of the Magi - head to www.noahsnannygoat.org.uk
We would love more people to know about Noahs Nanny Goat Productions, if you are part of any networks here in the North East then please do forward on our website. We are happy to consider travelling outside of the North East, please contact us via the website or reply to this email.
I hope to see you at a performance in the near future, do check out our website.
James Robinson (on behalf of the Noahs Nanny Goat team).
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