The New Better – The New New!

A version of this post was originally published as a ‘Christian Comment’ for the Yorkshire Synod of the URC. I am fed up of the phrase ‘the new normal’. I do understand it’s appeal, but I wonder if ‘the new better’ or even simply ‘the new new’ might more helpfully describe our yearning for aContinue reading “The New Better – The New New!”

Accessibility

Resourcing Church: Diversity and Accessibility Over our first year, Churspacious has gradually grown into a space where text-and-image-based communication is the norm. This is, perhaps, not unusual for a social-media-based church. However, it’s also notable that text-and-image-based content gets significantly more interaction than videos and zoom events. We are planning to continue to provide someContinue reading “Accessibility”

More Time? or More Money?

We asked the question – would you rather have more time or more money? It is a hard choice, we’ve probably all wished we had a bit extra in the bank, and all longed for a day to go on forever, or another few moments with someone we love. So, we were not surprised toContinue reading “More Time? or More Money?”

Giving Up, Taking Up, or Just Waking up?

We asked our lovely community if they were giving up something or taking up something for Lent this year. It felt like a loaded question, in a period when a lot has been taken away from us, and home comforts have taken on more of a role in our self care. Giving up things isContinue reading “Giving Up, Taking Up, or Just Waking up?”

Welcome to the Wilderness – Lent 2021

It’s Lent, the 40 day period leading up to Easter. For some it’s a time of abstinence, giving things up, chocolate, wine, meat or biting your nails. For others it’s a time of renewed prayer, spirituality, hospitality or generosity.  The word Lent is nothing to do with giving up chocolate or facebook – ‘Lent’ isContinue reading “Welcome to the Wilderness – Lent 2021”

Sacred, Secular or Both?

A guest post by Churspacious Facilitation Team Member Yve Taylor How often has someone suggested to you that popular, especially rock music is demonic and you shouldn’t listen to it, especially if you are a Christian? Now I’m not suggesting for one minute that all sacred music is past it’s sell by date and irrelevant!Continue reading “Sacred, Secular or Both?”