Tag Archives: sociology

The pastor: Understanding society and Emmanuel.

Last night I submitted the last assignment required to complete the ‘Sociology of Christian Community and Practice subject.’ The paper was an analysis a church with a membership over 200 people – with the clause that it couldn’t be our … Continue reading

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When did you become a Man / Woman?

One of my favourite topics is the subject of ‘identity.’ This semester I have taken a sociology subject. It’s the first time I have formally studied sociology and though I felt I was out of my depth and struggled at … Continue reading

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The Church must engage with the missing generations.

In 2006 the NCLS survey established a need for relevant / innovative, visionary churches with strong leadership to engage with the younger generations who are distinctively missing from church life. [1] The church needs to develop these core qualities and … Continue reading

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The sociology of spirituality.

It appears that the majority of sociological investigations into the role spirituality plays within society – the Christian church is left out of the equation and the main thrust is recognising the spiritual benefits of society that are outworked through … Continue reading

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Personal identity and the church.

On the 3rd of August 2010 I wrote a post here about my intention to do a series of posts about identity and the church.  I had been writing a fair bit about personal identity at that point in time, … Continue reading

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I’m back at college–yahoo!

I’m back. What a long semester break. Though to be fair I did decide not to take on a mid semester subject. This semester has started later than normal, due to the college moving into new premises…which I must say, … Continue reading

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