Blog archive January 2006
met nic hughes last night for a beer in spitalfields. he turned up with tim bayes who i also know from vaux. tim does special concrete stuff for interiors such as the big brother house - see his site low info. tim also used to do carpentry and concrete at vaux. mid-evening tim's brother-in-law dave joined us - he sells 50s-70s modernist furniture at origin 101 and the modern warehouse.
nic is thinking of starting a blog. this is shocking from someone whose mystique is built on not giving anything away - media silence, enigmatic messages, concealed identity, presence through absence. but now he wants to show a different side. tim didn't know what a blog was or how it worked - i had to draw diagrams!
nic was recommending i read 'the darkness of god - negativity in christian mysticism' - the apophatic tradition is nic's big thing, the 'knowledge of god obtained by way of negation' - the collapse of language in the face of the Other [hence the enigmatic stuff]. see also negative theology on wikipedia.
i have a low-level nagging cold and the pub was way too smoky. today i barely have a voice.
as for today, "12 occurrences of 'evangelism' have been replaced by 'thinking'"!
[clue: these are parts of the names of divs on pages of that name, eg page_evangelism, backbutton_pomo]
am just reformatting the 'church for a changing culture' essay off alternativeworship.org for smallritual.org where it will now live.
and my 'find and replace' function said "6 occurences of 'pomo' replaced by 'sense' :D
well i guess it's time to start posting again.
i rearranged smallritual over christmas. the stack thing wasn't working, so i turned it into a place for single photos or short sequences - the ones that don't seem to belong in the photos section. my favourite images, really. the emerging church stuff that was in the stack has been put in its logical places in the network church etc categories. all this required a new home page which tells you what's what. this has broken your links but i won't move things again. the home page has a few links to the most linked-to things that have moved.
and there's a new colour scheme [also for this blog], new section menu graphics - and the stealth dove camo background. i had the dove camo idea a couple of years back but it only just developed its stealth aspects. it was amazingly hard to tone it down enough to be a satisfactory background.