Tuesday, May 10, 2011

a playful and public faith? a favourite urban mission resource

This is one of my favourite resources for mission, particularly in urban contexts.

I love the way it started with just a few folk, with a passion. And yet the way it grew. Simply by the use of social media and capturing the imagination of other groups. Not to reproduce, but to be individually them.

I love the way it spotlights an issue, without being illegal, aggressive or obnoxious. I love the words “playful” and “public.”

Why can’t more urban churches do this? Esp in warmer, outdoor Aussie climates? Plant an easter garden outside, serve coffee and give out easter eggs after Resurrection Sunday. Blow bubbles and create homemade wind chimes at Pentecost. Share a banquet table for an occasional community.

Simply take your belief and passion outdoors in ways that are “playful” and “public.”

Posted by steve at 04:26 PM


  1. On Proclamation Day for a few years (around 1999?) there was a large amount of lawn rolled out on North Terrace.

    Comment by Eric — May 11, 2011 @ 8:54 am

  2. hey,

    tell more more. What happened and why did it stop?


    Comment by steve — May 11, 2011 @ 10:30 am

  3. I don’t remember well. I reckon I saw it on the news in 1998. Cricket and picnics. In 1999 I went to check it out, but it was early in the morning before many others were around.

    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-21424082.html is all I can find about it.

    Adelaide City does not lack green space, so there’s not the same significance as in San Francisco.

    Comment by Eric — May 12, 2011 @ 12:44 am

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