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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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thanks steve taylor for a review of jvt quotes (click where it says pdf) - the fact anyone thought to review such a thing is saying something! sadly the cards are sold out. it was a very limited run for... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at jonnybaker
i am really delighted we (cms) have a new pioneer hub in birmingham - the newbigin pioneering hub that will be starting the cms certificate in mission this september. it will be hosted by ash and anj barker and is... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at jonnybaker
new york london, paris, munich everybody talk about mmm... ok showing my age and if you get the reference you are too - pop musik by m in case you were wondering. not quite those locations but this week pioneer... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at jonnybaker
it was so wonderful last week to get to spend a few days in scotland with pioneer practice tour packing in 5 gigs in 4 days along with gav mart. we were hosted by steve aisthorpe who had helped pull... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2022 at jonnybaker
it was very exciting to find goshawks nesting in our wood (at least we are pretty sure that's what the nest is). certainly there are a lot of goshawk calls which are very distinctive and large birds of prey that... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2022 at jonnybaker
Posted Apr 18, 2022 at jonnybaker
I am on a retreat and wont be looking at emails during that time. Ill get back to you once I return after 15 April. Jonny
I am on a retreat and wont be looking at emails during that time. Ill get back to you once I return after 15 April. Jonny
the pioneer practice tour really gets going after easter. next up is an evening in london hosted in southall with food to kick off. if you are in or around london hope to see you there. the evening is free... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2022 at jonnybaker
so proud of harry and joel (and matt and alex!) for their exhibition recreation at the pie factory in margate. i took some photos at the opening - an album is here. the exhibition is a playful mix of poetry... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2022 at jonnybaker
heading off to margate for the weekend for a family gathering to celebrate youngest son turning 30!!!! how did that happen? aside from the joy of hanging out with the baker clan we will also be visiting recreate. harry and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2022 at jonnybaker
gather wilderness on anglesey is from june 2-5. i was in cumbria last week and a couple of people there who know anglesey for holidays said this gathering is cheaper than you could find anything to just stay on angelsey... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2022 at jonnybaker
made a fire place in the tipi today which made it feel really magical - this is the first fire. the smoke seemed to rise and go out of the smoke flaps too which was a result! i originally made... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2022 at jonnybaker
i am in cumbria for a few days with work. it's so good to catch up with friends connected to the northern mission centre which we (cms) partner in. i stayed one night with friends in threlkeld below blencathra which... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2022 at jonnybaker
i was so sorry to hear of mike riddell's death this weekend. it was a long time since i had seen him of course as we live on other sides of the world. but he was a gentle, creative, kindred... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2022 at jonnybaker
had a lot of fun yesterday building a tipi for prospect wood. over 18 months we have gradually cut and peeled 17 25 ft poles for it. i watched a few youtube videos and with instructions in hand we managed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2022 at jonnybaker
i enjoyed a night walk through the city of london with fellow photographers the other week. this photo is the deloitte and goldman sachs buildings. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2022 at jonnybaker
i am really excited to be able to share that i will be heading off on tour with pioneer practice. gavin mart, a fellow pioneer, musician, poet will be joining me. the poster above is the current state of play... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2022 at jonnybaker
every year at cms we host a conversations day. we pick a theme relevant to pioneering mission and practice and invite a bundle of contributors to explore it through workshops, talks, conversation and art. the very first one was on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2022 at jonnybaker
there is a london pioneer gathering on march 3. i am loving getting out and about a bit now and reconnecting with people so looking forward to it. it's also a chance to hear tina hodgett reflect on the pioneer... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2022 at jonnybaker
harry has 4 dates at soho theatre in march. jen and i are going on march 24. if you fancy going, book that night and see you there... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2022 at jonnybaker
it was good fun last might having a wander round the city of london with a few photographers. by a stroke of good timing we had picked a night when city lights was on, a series of five light installations.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2022 at jonnybaker
i was delighted to hear harvey kwiyani sharing his story on the comb bbc world service podcast and being described as the go to guy for african church leaders looking to reach out to communities around them i have been... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2022 at jonnybaker
excited to say that i now have 17 poles that we have cut, peeled with a draw knife and painted with a bit of danish oil to protect them a bit. they are 9m long which is pretty big! next... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2022 at jonnybaker
on thursday it is the final in my pioneer practice webinar series. i remember last year the series i did took over my january and this year's been no different but it's been fun and so many people have turned... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2022 at jonnybaker