Some notes and quotes from Church on the Edge:
“If Church is not a building you go to but a community you belong to, then when and how that meets can have no boundaries.”
“If we assume everyone who comes to Church ‘ought to know what to do’, we shouldn’t be surprised if they don’t stay long.”
Alternative, more provocative title: Brian McLaren in a blouse?
“The excerpt is from an episode from the 14th season of E.R. titled ‘Atonement’. A man looking for answers does not find what he needs in a post-modern view of religion.”
Continuing the series:
The first person to use the expression “get a life!” in any dispute is the loser.
Unable to sleep due to an extremely annoying tickly cough, I was sitting up watching TV at 1am when the whole building started to shake. All the birds stopped singing (why they were singing at 1am is beyond me anyway!) and the quake/tremor lasted for about 60 seconds.
The birds are now singing again and all appears to be well. I’ve searched for news but of course it’s early days – however a friend on Facebook has reported an earthquake in Derby too!
Update: 1:12am – another Facebook report of a quake in Nottingham.
Update: 1:26am – share you experiences.
Update: 1:28am – the BBC are finally getting on the ball.
Update: 1:30am – the quake has been downgraded to a magnitude of 4.7
Update: 1:35am – don’t know what it means but this looks pretty cool: Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times
Update: 1:37am – this makes even less sense but is incredibly detailed: Phase Data
Update: 1:40am – a French monitoring station rates the magnitude as 5.4
Update: 2:05am – and so to bed, zzzzzzz
And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper. – 1 Kings 19.11-12
Continuing the series:
The word “skruvblandning” is translated on the back of the packet as “nuts & bolts”.
So a direct translation might be “God is: nuts & bolts”. Theologically sound when you consider the following verse of Scripture:
“You are worthy, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they were created
and have their being.” – Revelation 4:11 [emphasis mine]