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malcolm chamberlain

musings about the emerging church, mission and contemporary culture...

God is at large, intimately involved in his world in ways that the church is maybe just waking up to!

it's oh so quiet...

Sunday, March 23, 2008

... so go the lyrics to the iconic Bjork song! So why has this blog been so quiet recently?...
  1. New job! I've been settling into a new job 'leading' a church in Liverpool and beginning to develop and encourage missional church in the deanery. I guess it's meant throwing myself into building new relationships in the 'real' rather than the 'virtual' world. It's not just the blog that's suffered as a result... there are several emails awaiting to be dealt with too (sorry if yours is one of them!)
  2. New House! As a Church of England minister, a new job means a new house! The house attached to my new job needed a fair bit of work doing to it which we've been trying to keep up with and, now it's finished, we're about to move!
All of this I guess has meant less time to muse on the blog (and I miss it!). It's about to get worse (if that's possible) because this week we are actually moving house and so I'll be plunged into the position of no broadband until the provider can switch my service from one place to another ("It could be 10 working days" they tell me!) , not to mention buried in boxes such that blogging will unlikely be on the top of my priorities list!

So, here's the request... please don't give up on this blog! I haven't, and, to be honest, this space could prove to be really valuable to me as a sounding board and a place for reflection as the new things in my life develop! It'll be pretty non-existent for a few weeks but, in the words of another early 1990's icon, I'll be back!

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posted by Malcolm Chamberlain, 4:10 PM | link | 1 comments |

gone for good?...

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


Tracey Messenger, from Church House Publishing, has written a helpful and in-depth review of Leslie Francis and Philip Richter's 'Gone for Good? Church Leaving and Returning in the 21st Century' (Epworth Press, 2007)

You can read Tracey's review on the Spirited Exchanges UK website 'here'

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posted by Malcolm Chamberlain, 11:07 AM | link | 4 comments |