Have you ever had a song that you can’t get out of your head, a brainworm that will not go away? All Together Now by The Farm has been that song for me. It was a Christmas hit about solidarity in the First World War—the 1914 Christmas truce that resulted in a football match between […]
For several months in the U.K., each Thursday we would gather on our front steps and balconies to clap, cheer and bang pots to show support for health and social care staff. This “Clap for Carers” became an opportunity for us to let off some steam, as well as a chance to see our neighbours when many of us wouldn’t see another human in the flesh from week to week.
We officially launched Ponderings yesterday with a Facebook Live interview with David Cassidy, lead pastor at Christ Community Church in Franklin, Tennessee. Our Resident Ponderers posed questions ranging from how the church needs to adapt its practices (letting go of some old ways of doing things and picking up some new ones), to how to […]
Mine didn’t. Why did yours? Again and again, we slip into talking about the church as if it is a place rather than the people. What has been heartening for me over the past little while, as we have connected across faiths, is that even across different religions, national faith leaders have emphasised that the […]