self-critique

it is a luxury to lose ourselves in the drama of a holy week to place ourselves in the ancient story that unfolds with political intrigue and theological mystery it is a luxury to be trawling for video clips and music, to be contemplating the quirky moment that will make this week’s worship memorable, scratching…

last supper

this is something i was thinking of for an event, but we’re going with a different idea. i haven’t quite got it right – i’m not good at writing character stuff – and i can’t spend more time on it. but i really like the idea, so i’ll put it up here.

It’s to go alongside these winelabels, and this prayer

the basic concept is everyone is sitting around the table [on which there’s bread and wine – cleanskins with the above labels attached], and there are a few planted story tellers… judas, mary magdalene, peter, thomas, john. at different points they stand and tell their stories…

easter saturday photos… finally….

thanks to Blythe for saving the day with photos… The theme of the space was ‘break of day’. The space was laid out roughly like this: At the entry we had michelle painting “my god my god why have you forsaken me” onto the wall. along the wall behind the corner, almost hidden out of…

via crucis blog

wishing i had the inspiration to contribute to this… so glad those who do are. It’s a collection of reflections on the journey through holy week. [i’ve just been reading newspaper reports about the tsunami in the solomon islands. i know it’s nowhere near the scale of the boxing day tsunami a few years ago,…

bring it on

i’m ready for easter… actually, i’m nowhere near ready for easter, but i wish it were here. i know this will be a week of 2 am wakeups. The week before an event is always like this… filled with anxiety about whether it’s good enough, creative enough, clever enough… I keep wanting to tell people…

Good Friday liturgy for the prisons

These are just some random bits from the good friday stuff. It basically follows John’s telling of the story, with short reflections between the bible readings. The reflections are below, the full liturgy can be downloaded here: goodfridayprison.pdf [the recorded music includes Johnny Cash’s “Hurt”, and Sufjan Stevens “O God, where are you now”, with…