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Now this is the kind of stuff that get’s me excited. I followed a link from Jonny Baker’s blog — I used to play bass guitar in the worship band at St James the Less, Westminster about 10 years ago with Jonny, though I doubt he remembers me; I always remember him as being the worship leader that brought copies of music for the rest of the band, and didn’t (like some) expect us to know every-worship-song-under-the-sun™ off by heart — which took me to the Resource website, where there is this amazing quotation:

“We need to stop starting with the church. Rather, we should plant the seed of the gospel in all sorts of new and emerging cultures and contexts — and make disciples of what sprouts. The fruit will be all sorts of new expressions of authentic church – that is, Jesus communities of disciple-making disciples.” Bob Hopkins, ACPI

How that quotation makes my heart sing. I would love to get involved deeply with something that engages with church and culture. I would love to do something that uses my gifts and passions for Jesus, theology, writing, computers and the internet, and music. Anyone out there with that perfect job?

As it happens, Neil Costley blogged today about postmodern church and culture.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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