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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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i am on a one hour webinar tomorrow (thurs june 4) exploring the future of the church and creativity in that regard. it's hosted by friend rick lawrence at group publishing and it will be great to catch up with... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at jonnybaker
i was surprised how much interest my previous fermenting post got - and i am happy to say it seems to have inspired a few bits of fermenting out there. it may be that people loved the photos - which... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2020 at jonnybaker
the flipped classroom is a simple idea. you use technology to make available content for individuals to access for their learning before you meet and/or afterwards – this might be video, reading, presentations and so forth. but when you gather... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at jonnybaker
at cms we have open days and evenings coming up on may 19 and june 15 for our pioneer training. regardless of where the lockdown has got to we will be open and running all of our pioneer training options... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2020 at jonnybaker
a reflection/piece of liturgy i wrote for grace last night. i have been struck looking at the stories of the resurrection appearances how grief and hope are often close together, and how often god’s absence and presence are experienced in... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2020 at jonnybaker
i'll be taking part in a webinar on reimagining church in a couple of weeks. it's pitched at church leaders and the idea is to share some of the learning from creative people in fresh expressions and pioneering for whom... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2020 at jonnybaker
grace is next saturday and will be available anywhere in the world rather than just ealing of course. here's the blurb... We had planned for May Grace to be outdoors in a woodland but that isn’t going to happen for... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2020 at jonnybaker
following on from my last post billionaires joel sent me a link to this web site which is a genius piece of visualising wealth shown to scale. this really should make you mad - why on earth do we have... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2020 at jonnybaker
we have a tradition in our family that jen started a few years back of giving books as easter gifts. mine this year was billionaires by darryl cunningham. it is a graphic book i.e. the stories are told in pictures... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2020 at jonnybaker
[see part 1 kiwi and proud | part 2 am i in england? | part 3 smug statues and street art saints | part 4 when church collapses] every story is contested. and the older the story perhaps the more... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2020 at jonnybaker
i am not quite sure why i got into this but in lockdown i have been exploring fermenting. i have been making sourdough for around five years so in that sense it's not new but vegetables is a whole new... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2020 at jonnybaker
unsurprisingly we have moved all our teaching online but it does mean that for this term there is an opportunity for anyone who is interested to join in and audit a module who would otherwise not be able to travel... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2020 at jonnybaker
the current situation is producing all sorts of creative things in lockdown. harry has started doing a live instagram poetry show with a guest which is on every wednesday evening and works amazingly well on a phone. he has now... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2020 at jonnybaker
smallfire has been completely overhauled by steve collins making photos larger and adding plenty of unseen photos too. it's beautifully done and is such a labour of love. thank you steve! it has photos with short narrative underneath for various... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2020 at jonnybaker
grace's easter vigil went well - like so many others we were feeling our way with the technology running it online and quickly worked out that our usual music background didn't work! i hope it went well for people who... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2020 at jonnybaker
info for tonight's grace easter vigil is now on the grace web site Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2020 at jonnybaker
when christ dies on the cross the curtain in the temple is ripped from top to bottom. that curtain guarded the way into the place that only the priests could go. it is a sign that the religious power controlling... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2020 at jonnybaker
this week the church remember's the story of the passion - jesus' last week including the last supper, his death, and then through to the resurrection on easter morning. it will be so interesting to see what people do in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2020 at jonnybaker
following up on the last post what i was really saying is we need more imagination!i thought it worth following up with a few further thoughts and links reflecting on what happens when church is online. this is actually not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2020 at jonnybaker
[see part 1 kiwi and proud | part 2 am i in england? | part 3 smug statues and street art saints] i loved this piece of street art of a quaking church in panic mode. further down the mural... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2020 at jonnybaker
i would have been in south korea with friends there at the moment if coronavirus had not locked everything down meaning i had to cancel the trip. we have a partnership there that has developed over the last few years... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2020 at jonnybaker