Thursday, 8 November 2007


Is the prevalence of high-pitched even falsetto vocals in contemporary worship too much an assimilation of post-modern, post-feminist conceptions of the male identity, should we embrace it uncritically?

Is there an authoritative biblical perspective to appropriate 'teaching' content of worship music?

Can we see contemporary worship music as part of a trend towards the damagingly simplistic, from the lyrically and musically rich hymn books of former generations to the C G D A chords and the ‘Be my everything, be my everything, be my everything, be my everything’ lyrics of today?

Where has this trend come from where is it going? What are the implications?

Are the two uses of worship so interchangeable as the vineyard tradition espouses - life lived as 'worship' and musical 'worship'?

What are the implications for the gravity with which we should approach musical worship and the melody/harmony/rhythm of life as worship?

What is the nature of the leadership involved in a worship 'leader'?

Regarding NUCU's 07 mission week under the slogan "Who? – Who is Jesus?" One of the posters in the campaign ran "Jesus Christ hated religion. Who is Jesus?" The change in tense seemed curious to me. Is it true to say that Jesus ‘hates’ religion now and is it appropriate to timidly avoid this in one's proclamation?

Is Rob Bell's christian really a great noun but a poor adjective?

Are christian hoodies, t-shirts, and wrist-bands really?

Is Christianity really not a message which has to be believed, but Schillebeeckx's experience of faith that becomes a message?

What are the implications for proclamation evangelism?

Would you, should you and if you were to what catchy slogan would you choose to wear on your chest and to promote the Christian faith, to provoke enquiry, and or to what other purpose?

How can we avoid a sort of denominational relativism when treading the fine line between christian traditions, particularly on issues of the Holy Spirit?

Is there a right and wrong answer to female leadership?
What are the implications?

Why doesn’t god heal amputees?

Should theists believe in coincidence?

What is the nature of religious experience?

Is the church building a shoe box, is it a sheepfold, is it only shelter, is there something gnostic at the end of this train of thought?

How deep does the damage of an abandonment of the arts and disregard of place go?

What is community?

Do we owe the rich architectural heritage of cathedrals from a former christendom to idolatry alone?

What is god limited by?

Is God Green?
Is this a call to asceticism?

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