Saturday, 1 May 2010
Baptist Assembly Day 2
Aside from a bunch of stimulating conversations the other main hi-light for me was hearing one of the students from Luther-King House, Lucy Berry, reading some of her poetry at the Prism do. It made me feel irrationally proud. Lucy writes some excellent stuff for which I can of course take absolutely no credit whatsoever. She's not even a Baptist student for goodness sake. Still proud though.
Prism itself made me feel how "alternative worship" services nearly always make me feel. I utterly approved of the approach they took but somehow couldn't quite get into it as an act of worship. I'm convinced this says more about me than it does about this style of worship. Maybe I'm more tied to sitting rows being led from the front than I'd like to admit.
Lucy reappeared at the after hours Assembly Redux which revealed BT editor Mark Woods to be a rather nifty host and interviewer.
On a personal note I enjoyed doing a seminar on mission, theology and The Bible with Roger Standing of Spurgeon's and Steve Finnamore principal of the Bristol College. I liked the Q&R best. I think one or two others enjoyed it as well. Hope so.
Not entirely confident about my seminar tomorrow with the Baptist Ministers' Fellowship. I think it runs the risk of falling between two stools. In its present form it's half way between a scripted lecture and notes for a more extempore talk. I'll have to decide tomorrow which way to go with it.