tomorrow night @ the bush on elmwood ave. 'God's secret garden'. continuing the theme of godspace for reflection, meditation and contemplation. exploring the theme of angels. no robbie williams songs.
**** // 4:36 pm
From Shine mailing list:
World DJ Day gig @ Shine. It's tomorrow night and djs playing are: Phil Kieran, Simon McDermott, Mixmaster records and Alan Simms. The night will run from 9.30pm 'til 2am and admission is only £4. All proceeds will go to the Northern Ireland Childrens' Hospice and Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity.
**** // 2:31 pm
Saturday, April 26, 2003:
Across the Line is a class radio show on radio ulster, loads of good stuff on there, all the news on what's going on in belfast. gonna add it to the links on the right.
Roni Size is playin at the empire tonight, DJ Rolando is at Shine
**** // 1:50 pm
great new blog to check out: emerging minister loved the quote on it:
"The trouble with folks like Brownie is they hold their life in like a bakebean fart at a Baptist cookout and only let it slip out sideways a little at a time when they think there's nobody noticing. Now that's the last thing on earth the Almighty intended. He intended all the life a man's got inside him, he should live it out just as free and strong and natural as a bird." -- Leo Bebb in Frederick Buechner's "Treasure Hunt"
**** // 10:38 pm
this thursday, god's secret garden is @ the bush, space amid the blinding noise of jungle life, for reflection, meditation, and contemplation - trying to create this 'godspace' - everyone welcome no matter who you are, take as long as you want, tiptoe slowly or jump right in - drop in for a cuppa and a chat as well - we'll be there between 9 and 11
'You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.' - Indira Gandhi
'Pearls lie not on the seashore. If thou desirest one, thou must dive for it.' - Oriental Proverb
**** // 12:20 pm
Ben Sims & Alan Simms.
In the bar: Mixmaster records.
Tickets £8 NUS/members £10 others at
**** // 12:53 pm
Tuesday, April 01, 2003:
nice article by Dan Gilliam on the ooze. Made me think about godspace a bit and it's not exactly the same, but maybe going in the same direction. Excuse the Americanisms...
Has your worship experience become like watching commercials at a Super Bowl party? Consider God's call to quiet and the notion that Christ's idea of a contemporary worship experience might be silence.
'I have discovered that loud is easy to manufacture, especially in cars and corporate worship. There are flutes and wailings galore not to mention drums, guitars and basses. But silence and stillness, much maligned and ignored components today...require courage and deliberate intention to implement and practice.'
' There are some among us who believe that the church today, American and otherwise, is being molded, even polluted by the commercial and busy ways of this world. One of the symptoms of this, I believe, is our inability to sit still in worship for more than a moment without entertainment or instruction...'
He then describes some Quaker-type silent worship he helps facilitate: '...those of us who do are finding the experience to be real, rewarding and appealing to those who are spiritually hungry but religiously tired.'
This is the echo weblog. An echo is somewhere between a voice and no voice, somewhere between hearing and not hearing, and somewhere between knowing and not knowing. It's a place of faith and doubt. It's for all those trying to shed their snake skins of tradition, pride, ignorance, prejudice, and trying to work things out for themselves. It's for those caught dancing in the dichotomy of clubbing and christianity, and still trying to follow Christ.