I went to Greenbelt for the day yesterday (28 Aug). Really good to hear Jim Wallis on a moral response to terrorism. Moved me to write to Mr Blair (again) with a heart broken for those who are treated as “collateral damage” in the war games of the powerful. Blessed are the peacemakers (what did he say? I think he said blessed are the cheesemakers – monty python).
Any way I went to listen to Jonny Baker talking about deconstructing the sermon too! I really like the way that Jonny deals with these sensitive issues sensitively and with humour. I have blogged my response to him ( http://jonnybaker.blogs.com/jonnybaker/2006/08/summer_is_over.html#comment-21676282 ) as there wasn’t time for a q and a. Have a look and see what you think. I think that the communication of the gospel by the spoken word among other art forms is essential to the fullest understanding of the message. As someone who preaches (whether he wants to or not) as a congregational minister I have a desire to see the “body” minister in all its creativity and diversity through the Spirit of God. Good theology throughout is the highest requirement.
by Martin Hill