« lent links 2 | Main | breathing prayer - worship trick 59 »

Comments

Pat

Jonny, thanks for flagging up these resources - this looks like an interesting way of approaching Lent.

I wasn't sure whether to put this comment here or on the SMF blog but I think your observation that 'looking'is a discipline which we need to practice and develop is absolutely right. Stephen Pattison has written extensively about this recovery of what he calls 'haptic vision' in his book 'Seeing Things: Deepening Relations with Visual Artifacts' (based on his 2007 Gifford Lectures) - fascinating and challenging stuff.

David Derbyshire

Hi Jonny! I am fascinated by all this Lent material but I do have a couple of questions. What you would say to those that cock a snoot at the traditional church year and call Lent a load of legalistic twaddle? Are there any resources that you could point to, that make a good case for us observing lent? Any thoughts on this topic would be very much appreciated.

jonny

i think the church year provides a great rhythm. no big deal if others don't like it. i don't understand why lent would be legalistic though? the word means spring - it's a season. as far as i am aware it is traditionally a time to focus on discipleship, your relationship with christ in preparation for easter. i like it when that focus becomes communal. and there are some classic texts that help that reflection - prodigal son, beattitudes, jesus in wilderness and so on - all good stuff. for those who feel it is too downbeat the taize book of common prayer describes the season as 40 days celebration of the joy of god's forgiveness!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

hello

  • about jonny

    e-mail mesubscribe to rss feed

presences

  • facebook twitter pioneer flickr delicious grace proost ealing london independent photography mission community fresh expressions greenbelt vimeo chelsea

linkage

  • blog rolljonny delicious bookmarks

archives

  • typepad monthly archivesmy first blog

worship tricks

  • series 1series 2series 3series 4

    where i come across creative ideas, liturgies, movies, music tracks, service outlines or anything that strikes me, i add them as worship tricks. i started these in april 2002 when i first began blogging and they have built up over the years so that i am now on the third series. this has proved a pretty popular feature of the blog.

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner