#EmptyShelf17 #31 Musings of a Clergy Child: Growing into a faith of my own by @alianoree

I had this for a while, then really enjoyed reading it over a couple of weeks: Musings of a Clergy Child: Growing into a faith of my own by Nell Goddard My rating: 5 of 5 stars I'm not a clergy child (although I do know Nell), and I enjoyed reading this book. I know a lot of clergy and their children and I can imagine always seeming to come after the congregation's needs for…

[EDIT – CONFERENCE ABSTRACT] Inclusive Placemaking: Placing the Christian Church in a Digital Age

I was asked to make a few edits and clarifications to my accepted conference abstract: The church in the United Kingdom can be regarded as geographically placed and located, with an emphasis upon local church services, and services to the local community such as food banks, debt management, and children’s work. Theologians such as Rumsey (2017), Hjalmarson (2014), and Inge, (2003) are concerned with a theology of place, whilst the Church of England, the Methodist…

[CAMPAIGN] Respect Girls More – Take Down Your Sign

On 5th August, a friend of a friend spotted the following sign in Missguided in Bluewater, and shared it on Facebook: A bit of momentum built up on Facebook/Twitter about it, and Rachel Gardner set up a 38 Degrees Petition that evening, with this reasoning (something I've referred to in my book): Teenage girls feel under increasing pressure to create and send nude pictures of themselves. An NSPCC report says teenage girls are most adversely affected…