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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 cycled the coast to coast route from whitehaven to tynemouth over the bank holiday weekend. it was a group ride organised by amos trust. amos trust are a wonderful charity who amongst other things support projects in gaza so... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at jonnybaker
in brazil was a first for me - a liturgy piece i wrote that was translated into portuguese. i was speaking on luke 7: 36-50 which is a meal at simon the pharisee's house where a woman who is a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at jonnybaker
pioneering ripples in brazil Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at jonnybaker
we have a new half time role in our team for someone to lecture on the ma to develop an asian christianty focus. we have developed an african chriustianity route through the ma over the last 3 years so this... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2024 at jonnybaker
this issue of anvil just out, makes my heart sing. all of the articles are from cms students. i guess it gives you a snapshot into the sorts of questions, conversations, explorations, theologising they are doing with us. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2024 at jonnybaker
there's a pioneer gathering in london the last weekend of june. one not to miss - hope to see you there! it's only £35 though you'll need to find accommodation. book here Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2024 at jonnybaker
last night's poet's revival at the royal albert hall was amazing. nine poets performed on a stage in the centre of that magical venue. there was such a range of voices. it was poignant, powerful and prophetic. i have no... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2024 at jonnybaker
i am currently in brazil and have been all week. i am here with cms and have been at a gathering exploring what pioneering looks like in the context of latin america. it's my first visit to this part of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2024 at jonnybaker
as with the reading the bible from the edges, this was written for the cms pioneer blog and i am posting it here so i have a copy in my own hands as it were as things tend to eventually... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2024 at jonnybaker
lovely easter week with family in croyde - three granddaughters having fun as ever! i have added a croyde photo album here Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2024 at jonnybaker
chris and rob are exploring proost and what it might look like to take it forward. they say this about it Proost is/was a publishing platform for spiritual nomads and those who had the gift of not fitting in. After... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2024 at jonnybaker
i stumbled across a podcast i was interviewed for last year which i realise i never listened back to. it's called pivot and considers faith and innovation, how the church can adapt and respond in the changing landscape she finds... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2024 at jonnybaker
harry baker is off on an epic tour with new book set to land as well. hopefully coming to a city somewhere near you. links for all the venues and tickets are on his gig page here Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2024 at jonnybaker
this article was written for and posted on the cms pioneer blog. i am also posting it here because i have learned over the years things disappear when sites get revamped and i like to keep the archive of things... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2024 at jonnybaker
if you are down brighton way come and say hi at beyond on 10 march 7pm. we (grace) will be running a labyrinth. Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2024 at jonnybaker
the latest episode of the emerged podcast series has contributions from a few places round the world that were experimenting in the emerging culture back in the 90s and 00s. it was great fun to have an excuse to chat... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2024 at jonnybaker
we packed in the miles this week! on our way back from oban we visited friends gav and erika in llandudno. for those who have followed gav's crazy building ventures the results are amazing. on friday the weather seemed kind... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2024 at jonnybaker
having read guy shrubsole's the lost rainforests of britain it was great to be able to visit one on the island of seil which you reach via a bridge a few miles south of oban - balluchan hazel wood. i... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2024 at jonnybaker
the second ambient prayer at grace on saturday went really well. the whole thing is here - ambient prayer 2 - including the playlist, card, exercises, movie and slides. we have made sure we put everything up so if anyone... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2024 at jonnybaker
come along to an open day and find out about our training at cms for pioneers, ordinands, lay ministers, youth, children and family workers, pioneers in new housing areas, those exploring african christianity and mission in the west and so... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2024 at jonnybaker
had fun yesterday at a screenprint workshop at print club london - a present from jen for christmas. i took a design from a forthcoming app on creativity which we are working on at GETsidetracked . i know i said... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2024 at jonnybaker
we are hosting a day in bristol on march 21. the focus is around pioneering mission with and in places where people are experiencing poverty. that experience has risen dramatically. pioneers love the edges and i know lots of people... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2024 at jonnybaker
a sculpture by tim schmalz. this is in the middle of mayfair - could not be better placed! it is a really amazing sculpture, wonderfully made. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2024 at jonnybaker
grace on saturday february 10 is another ambient prayer. this one will be similar in format but with different images, movie, playlist, prayers. over time we'll develop a series with a repeating form but different approaches to contemplative prayer. i... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2024 at jonnybaker