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an advocate for pioneers, lover of all things creative and an explorer of faith in relation to contemporary culture
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it was very exciting on friday to take delivery of pioneer practice - 89 boxes filled the lounge!! i have spent the weekend packing books into boxes to fulfil all the kickstarter orders. thank you everyone who has supported this... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at jonnybaker
there is an open day on zoom on may 10 - it's not really a day - an hour and a half! come and find out about cms pioneer training that is accredited through durham university common awards. if you... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2021 at jonnybaker
next wednesday 1pm i am hosting a conversation about pioneer practice with some wonderful pioneers - see below for info Join us next Wednesday 1-2 pm UK LIVE* right here on our fresh expressionms Facebook Page and YouTube Channel Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2021 at jonnybaker
the national trust have a blossom watch day encouraging you to find a tree (or more) and take some photos and enjoy the wonder that is blossom. And tag your photos with #blossomwatch so I thought I'd join in... a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2021 at jonnybaker
gather went really well. it was inevitably chaotic at first with it being new to so many people and navigating the technology and so on. but people seemed to love it and it had a real buzz to it. the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2021 at jonnybaker
flo, one of my granddaughters loves taking my camera and taking photos. the camera is huge and very heavy so it's quite impressive to be able to use it even. she is 5. last week we met up outside at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2021 at jonnybaker
gather is next week and there is now a full programme available to see here. ticket sales end monday night. it looks incredible and it's been put together by volunteers co-ordinating various venues and spaces. hope to see you there... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2021 at jonnybaker
about a year ago i backed a kickstarter. it took a while due to various lockdown challenges but finally the aerial a1 tent from arrived. it suspends between two trees and whilst it looks hammock like it has two... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2021 at jonnybaker
grace sat night The Sunday after Easter is known as Low Sunday. Maybe it’s the lull after Easter? This is the season of the stories of resurrection, but Low Sunday is often associated with Thomas and his doubt. He is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2021 at jonnybaker
now to finish it off and get the book printed... happy easter! Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2021 at jonnybaker
the publisher scm gave cms permission to publish the foreword i wrote to the go between god by john taylor - fire in the bones Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2021 at jonnybaker
last update on the kickstarter - we have reached our stretch target - so grateful to everyone. the design is now finished bar a view tweaks. you can get a sneak preview on the latest update from jon here. the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at jonnybaker
i blogged about gather, a virtual festival-in-a-day celebrating and exploring pioneering mission practice. it can be hard to imagine what exactly that looks like. so if you are wondering here is an update which has been added to the booking... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2021 at jonnybaker
two hours after sending last week's kickstarter update we had reached the target. wahoo! thank you so much to all of you who have backed the project. it still has two weeks to run and we hope to reach our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2021 at jonnybaker
i learned what i know about pioneering probably through a blend of three sources - youth ministry, cross cultural mission and ideas on imagination and creativity. so it's been great recently to do some things that are youth ministry directed.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2021 at jonnybaker
one week in and the pioneer practice kickstarter is nearly there. it's going to happen! thank you to everyone who has backed it, pre-ordered, and cheered us on. watching the kickstarter total ticking over turns out to be a new... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2021 at jonnybaker
a quiet reflective grace this saturday. it will be on zoom but no breakout groups or anything for those not so keen on that! get in touch if you want to join so we can send you the zoom link. Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2021 at jonnybaker
i have been working on pioneer practice for a year and am self publishing it. i have set up a kickstarter which runs until easter to raise the money through pre-sales and other rewards for the cost of printing and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2021 at jonnybaker
we are hosting an online festival for pioneers in it's on april 21 and tickets are £9 for students or £19 is an online environment in which you have an avatar and can wander round and go into... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2021 at jonnybaker
congrats to stephen radley on his unsung hero award for amateur photography 2021. he runs regular workshops and retreats on the theme of contemplative photography and mindfulness which he developed since leaving the military 5 years ago. i titled the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2021 at jonnybaker
proost is still going strong i am pleased to say hosted as it is now by space to breathe. there are two recent books that are available as free downloads or you can buy as printed books the first is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2021 at jonnybaker
i am a day late but never mind! congratulations to jenny, daisy and grace on the second birthday of out of the box cards. they produce wonderful cards that are subversive and playful. jenny first brought the idea to make... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2021 at jonnybaker
i got a copy in the post of missio dei in a digital age edited by jonas kurlberg and peter phillips. i attended a conference back in april 2019 on the theme and presented a paper there which i called... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2021 at jonnybaker
i seem to be on a liturgy theme this week. so in that vein one of the most natural things to do when crafting prayers, liturgy, a service is to play with the words to make them fit well with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at jonnybaker
following up on yesterday's post, another really wonderful book of reflections, prayers and liturgies is seeds of hope. this is produced by amos trust, a charity focused on human rights, justice and solidarity. it's in a similar space to liturgies... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2021 at jonnybaker