Movember has transformed the top lips of men all over the world and raised huge sums for prostate cancer research. Decembeard promises to alleviate the suffering of bowel-cancer patients, whilst intensely irritating many a wife and girlfriend. Stoptober has helped thousands quit the smoking habit.
Exploretumn is a new season for us all to enjoy. And, as is the case with the "months" mentioned above, there's a serious purpose to it too. As the year grows dark and cold and the trees and plants die back, so we human beings often retreat into our homes and our hearts begin longing for the new life of spring. This time of year presents a great opportunity to us all to reflect on life; on relationships, on past regrets and on future hopes. How do we make sense of it all? What is it all about?
Christianity claims to be a framework which helps us make sense of life - through all the seasons and all the experiences. Exploretumn is a chance to see where we fit with God, and what the implications of this might be for our lives (our relationships, our past regrets and future hopes amongst other things).
The official beginning of Exploretumn this year is 29th September 2013. I hope you can join us!