alternative worship was a name given to a movement that began in the uk with the nine o clock service and the late late service 20 years back. grace was born in that era. it was an attempt to make worship out of the stuff of every day life and popular culture rather than live in two worlds. it involved a turning back to tradition remixing it with postmodern culture. i experienced it as a homecoming and it has shaped my instincts to faith and mission ever since - the theologising done then was so helpful. however things change and move on and steve collins who was one of the people publishing stories and photos and ideas that captured the movement has announced he is pausing the web site alternativeworship.org as the movement has moved on into other things. interestingly the same is true of emergingchurch.info which captured a later moment... both are still really good sites, but movements by definition are always moving on!