Si Johnston, who has Tony Blair hanging around his church today (don't call security !!!! - the PM is giving a Faithworks lecture today from the building), has announced his departure from the Oasis Trust and Church.co.uk. Big bummer for Si and somewhat of a shock. Si started the emerging church HeadSpace 2 years ago, and has been the main innovator behind Protest4.com, a project that will help stop human trafficking. I know this sounds like an obituary - but the fact is God has lots of things up his sleeve for Si. U may want to encourage him on his blog today.
I like the way Si describes his church:
“headspace is an urban Christian community which exists because God is love. We desire to be a tangible expression of this reality in the specific location God has given us. In doing so we understand ourselves as being one people with a shared vision and vocation. We are orthodox in our theology but risky and fledgling.
In being constantly surprised by God's grace and by the distance between God's coming kingdom on the one hand and the brokenness of life on the other, we can do little else but put our faith to work. We reject the separation between contemplation and social activism. Intimacy with God and involvement in society defines us and permits us, in the words of one of our forebears, to 'rebuild the ancient ruins and raise up the age-old foundations'.” Link