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Olive Fleming Drane

Great and timely Jonny. Got me thinking how to use this in Scotland! Think ull find this originated with Matthew Fox in San Francisco who introduced it to the 9 o'clock Service.
Be pleased to know further thoughts you have.


Thanks Olive. I think it's a wonderful articulation. A few people are surprised I used it because it's NOS. Of course I don't approve of the abuse of leadership that went on. But that doesn't make this unuseable. If we followed that line we probably couldn't use any of David's Psalms!! I hope you find ways to connect liturgy with the planet and context in Scotland which surely must be one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

steve taylor

Good to see Nos theology being explored. The questions NOS raises for mission today are many - how structures work with innovation, along with the use of power in charisma, and the theology embedded in liturgical innovation. NOS are a conversation partner in my forthcoming first expressions: innovation and the mission of God book, with SCM

Olive -- Matthew Fox was amazed by NOS.

We enter a round, darkened room where there are forty-two television sets and twelve large video screens and projections around the walls ‒ projections of dancing DNA, dancing planets and galaxies and atoms. The altar is a large round table that, being white, is also a projection screen. Throughout the services, slides are projected over it that vary in colour and geometric form. [first] this was a very friendly place for a generation raised on television and images … [second] these people are taking television away from the ‘big guys’ ‒ the networks and government broadcasters and corporate sponsors ‒ and are doing it themselves and in the center of the city and in the center of their society: at worship itself. (Fox 1996, pp. 9–10, italics original)

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