how can we be ‘one another’ ?

May 11, 2008

I had a couple of interesting conversations this week about how isolated some people feel within the church and while it may seem to others that you are well connected and in the thick of everything it can still be incredibly lonely.  I don’t have any answers to this, but Tim Jack posted this which kind of points to how it could or should be:

I was updating my other blog this morning and was reminded of
the importance of the “one anothers” of the New Testament. I think
if a church would practice these so many things would be different!

  • Love one another (John 13:34)
  • Be devoted to one another (Romans 12:10)
  • Honor one another above ourselves (Romans 12:10)
  • Live in harmony with one another (Romans 12:16)
  • Accept one another (Romans 15:7)
  • Greet one another (Romans 16:16)
  • Agree with one another (1 Corinthians 1:10)
  • Serve one another in love (Galatians 5:13)
  • Carry each other’s burdens (Galatians 6:2)
  • Bear with one another in love (Ephesians 4:2)
  • Be kind and compassionate to one another (Ephesians 4:32)
  • Be forgiving each other (Ephesians 4:32)
  • Speak to one another with psalms hymns and spiritual songs (Ephesians 5:19)
  • Submit to one another (Ephesians 5:21)
  • Not lie to one another (Colossians 3:9)
  • Encourage one another (1 Thess 5:11; Hebrews 3:13)
  • Build each other up (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
  • Live in peace with each other (1 Thessalonians  5:13)
  • Spur one another on toward love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24)
  • Confess our sins to each other (James 5:16)
  • Pray for each other (James 5:16)
  • Offer hospitality to one another (1 Peter 4:9)
  • Clothe ourselves with humility toward one another (1 Peter 5:5)

The Ting Tings

May 11, 2008

This has to be the most catchy infectious songs around, and the sound is so simple, well structured gradually building to an energetic ending – just great….

The Ting Tings with ‘What’s My Name’ on Jonathan Ross,

Also the same song on…

‘Later With Jools Holland’
the official video
even an ‘unplugged’ type session for MTV

This track ‘What’s My Name’ is just released for download and the album is out soon.  The first time I heard this I thought it was very early 80s / post punk sound, then I saw their influences listed on facebook (yes finally a good use of facebook) include the likes of Kate Bush, Talking Heads, The Police, Singing in the rain (which is a great thing to list as a musical influence) Velvet Underground, Joni Mitchell, Blondy… all great stuff.

Then I discovered that they are playing the QM in Glasgow in a couple of weeks :-) but it is already sold out :-( so if anyone reads this and knows of any tickets going spare let me know.

Go search for The Ting Tings, there do have other songs, I’ve liked everything I’ve found so far.