You can have too much religion; but you can also have too little

with David Hines

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David Hines © 11th November 2018

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I started thinking about this two years ago, when I was collecting evidence from people from different religions about religion in school. And quite a few of them said children should not be learning about religion in school at all until they are at high school. But other people said children should be learning about religion as soon as they start primary school. Continue reading You can have too much religion; but you can also have too little

Jukebox Sunday 2018

Service Leader: Rev. Clay Nelson
Music choices: Corinne Henrickson

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Singing is an act of creation, of bringing into the world something that wasn’t there before.
Singing is a natural expression of our spirit—at the same time it can be soothing, energising, crying, laughing, angelic or down in the dirt blues…it’s all good!
Singing is energy going out into the world to create even more sympathetic energy. It can change the world.
I’ll bet it was someone listening to music that first created the concept of heaven!

Desmond Tutu once said “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”

Protest songs reject neutrality. They choose a side in opposition to all that dehumanises us. Through the power of song they call for resistance. Continue reading Jukebox Sunday 2018

Finding the Common Good in Multiculturalism

with Rev. Clay Nelson

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Clay Nelson © 28th October 2018

For someone of my generation change has been our reality. When I was born there were five billion fewer people on the planet. That alone would be enough to overwhelm, but it is hardly the beginning of what we have had to understand, process and absorb of a reality that literally changes daily. Take the idea of multiculturalism. Continue reading Finding the Common Good in Multiculturalism