Following Jonny's recent post about his visit to the north-east I figure it's just about time to post about what is happening up here. I moved up here just over twelve months ago, Zo had already been up here just over a year.
Although she told me there was nothing emerging and little culturally relevant about church up here, I was confident that with the aid of my trusty car Zo and I would find something; this is newcastle, surely there is something on the emerging scale going on?
A year on it's clear that although there are plenty of church plants up here, none of them break from the evangelical tradition and the rich north-east tradition of Celtic Christianity seems to be lost under a sea of charismatic worship. After complaining about this for too long, recently Zo and I have started to converse with a few other disenfranchised (read fed up) believers. We're not quite sure where it's going to go, but we're going to keep talking (and probably eating!) and we'll see what happens.
Prayers and wisdom appreciated.