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Paradise on earth?

date OCTOBER 10
date Wales (UK)

Rev Adam Sapple waves at me from across the sand dunes. "We’re over here mate!" he shouts, his Australian accent strangely at odds with this quiet Welsh beach. As I round the corner I see Adam and his team preparing for a days witness. He is wearing a traditional dog collar, pair of sports sandals and nothing else. Welcome to ‘Naturists Unashamedly Doing Evangelism and Surfing’ (NUDES) - the UK’s first naturist beach mission. NUDES started their work in the area two years ago when Adam moved from his native Sydney to Wales after meeting NUDES co-founder Eve Ennsong at…

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Jenny McIntosh – A Spirited Exchange

date OCTOBER 10
date Interviewed by Paul Fromont

Jenny McIntosh works 2 days a week for Wellington Central Baptist in New Zealand. That role focuses on developing a new worship space for people who don’t fit into traditional church models. She is also involved in pastoral and strategy areas of the church. The rest of the week Jenny leads Spirited Exchanges (an umbrella name for groups, seminars and resources for people who have left church or are struggling with their faith). Jenny is a counsellor and minister. How was Spirited Exchanges conceived? What was happening for you, and what were you encountering both within and without church that helped you identify…

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Like a 3 week old puppy

date OCTOBER 10
date SCOTTY B (OKLAHOMA)

Hi, welcome to our virtual coffee shop. Pull up a chair, take the load of your feet. Let's chat.   So who are you, where you from, what do you do in life?Scotty B. from K2C (Catoosa, Oklahoma USA). I'm a bi-vo joe trying to convert myself from traditional to emerging church. Bi-Vo = Bi-Vocational, i.e. I work a full time job for money and nearly full time ministry for Jesus. Can I get you a drink? Cappuccino, earl grey, dandelion and burdock, pale ale...?I just haven't acquired the taste for much more than an ice cold Dr. Pepper. If I'm…

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