[CHAT] with @AndrewGraystone: Faith, Hope and Mischief – An evening with(out) Andrew Graystone

Andrew is the person whose image went viral when, after the mass shooting in the Christchurch mosque, he stood outside the mosque in his Manchester neighbourhood with a cardboard sign saying "I will keep watch while you pray.”   Andrew has a gift for telling funny, prophetic and powerful stories about living in faith and hope. His stories encourage readers to take risks, make holy mischief, poke fun at the over-mighty, and believe that despite…

#EmptyShelf19: September

This month I have read: Ticking Off Breast Cancer by Sara Liyanage My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have connected with Sara online over the past couple of years, as she was ahead of me on the 'breast cancer journey' (we're not a fan of that phrase), and had lots of great advice to pass on. I also used her website quite a bit, so really happy to see that she has put all…

Have you been watching ‘The Nativity’?

Read the following by Andrew Graystone (full article): "Next week BBC1 will broadcast a four-part drama retelling the story of The Nativity.  It has been written by Tony Jordan, one of the UK's most gifted TV story-liners.  He was responsible for the narrative of Eastenders for most of its 25 years.  And he's brought to The Nativity all the same story-telling skills. Jordan has portrayed the central characters with intense honesty; two young people caught…

Christians on TV (Andrew Graystone) #medialit

General Vicar of Dibley Songs of Praise Eastenders Big Brother Contestants Father Ted Ned Flanders Rev. Lovejoy Emmerdale – Ashley Thomas Pentecost Service (Chris Moyles: http://www.eauk.org/fnt/chris-moyles-talks-up-church.cfm) All the things he was expecting to Christians to be – was better – happy, enjoying, good music…) The Manchester Passion (3 years ago) The Liverpool Nativity (2 years ago) The God Channel & that kind of TV Peter Owen-Jones Dermot McCullough C4: The Bible in 8 Parts What…

Being Interviewed: Theory #medialit (Andrew Graystone)

How would you get us on the front page? Scandal, dramatic. Buy the newspaper/space on it & put the information on it. The News Agenda = “truth” Topical “It’s happening NOW” Relevant “Relevant to the location, does it matter to the location” Unusual  “Is it out of the ordinary?” 50,000 Christians in Wembley Stadium worshipping – that’s what Christians always do – but if they all give away their possessions.” Tension “Has to be some…