Monday, 29 March 2010

Target Audience

I'm delighted to see that my paper on Women in Leadership is reaching its target audience.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Fantasy BU Council League (5-a-side rules)

You manage your own team selected from the current list of members of Baptist Union Council. Points are earned during Council on the basis of how well your team performs up-front.

Squad Selection
  • You have a starting kitty of 30 pieces of silver
  • You may purchase up to five team members for your squad, drawn from the current list of BU Council members.
  • Different members have a different value (see below).
  • You may also purchase one ‘wild card’ player who is not currently on the BU Council list of members.
  • You must nominate one of your team to be captain. This player will score double the number of points they would otherwise have achieved.
Player values (in pieces of silver)
  • 15 Moderator of Council
  • 12 Moderator of Trustees
  • 10 Chaplain to Council
  • 10 General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain
  • 10 Baptist Union President
  • 10 Head of department (e.g. Faith and Unity, Mission etc)
  • 10 Treasurer of the Baptist Union
  • 10 Regional Ministers
  • 8 General Manager of the Baptist Union
  • 7 Wildcard Player (not from list of current BU Council Members)
  • 5 All other Council Members
  • Points are awarded for ‘up-front’ performance.
  • The more someone makes their presence felt, the more points they score.
  • Points are awarded proportionate to the size of the gathering. e.g. speaking in morning prayers earns less points than contributing to main plenary debate.
  • Players can lose points as well as scoring them. Points will be deducted should any player use the following words: ‘Baptistic’, ‘missionary God’, ‘missional’, ‘crossing places’, ‘community’, ‘just’, ‘really’, ‘wanna’, ‘alternative’, ‘cross-cultural’, ‘buzz-groups’, ‘ecclesial’, ‘that would be an ecumenical matter’.
  • A red card will be awarded to any player who sits on the back row with their laptop open for more than two consecutive sessions.
  • Players score double for ‘inspired utterances’ including unsolicited extempore prayer, praying in tongues, and delivering words of knowledge / prophecy.
  • Points are awarded for style: The more unexpected / spectacular a player’s contribution, the more points they will be awarded.
  • Points can also be earned for ‘community contributions’ including the supply of malt-based beverages, cake, blue cheese, fermented grape juice, and Pringles.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Radio 2 again

Here's today's 'Pause for Thought' from the Lynn Parsons show:

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Pause For Thought - Radio 2

I'm on Pause for Thought on Radio 2 again this weekend.
Here's this morning's 'thought' from the Zoe Ball show.
More tomorrow...