Who Am I?

Welcome to Scream Without Raising Your Voice.  My new blog is at stewartcutler.com and all the content from this site is now there along with new resources and comment.

My name is Stewart Cutler and I work as a Youth & Children’s Work Development Officer for the United Reformed Church in Scotland and I’m interested in all the stuff on the right and much more.

I’m married to Avril, a wonderful, gorgeous woman who is on a mission to broaden my horizons, and between us we have 3 fantastic boys, David, Ben and Jack, who add so much colour to our lives!

I’ve been working for the church as a youth work trainer and development officer for most of that last 13 years or so, with a brief spell with the NHS as a youth health development officer.

I work with congregations to develop their work with young people, develop new initiatives (like Together @ MCT), train volunteers, a bit of teaching at ICC in Glasgow. I also lead worship at churches around the country just to keep me busy.

Recently I’ve been able to connect my interest in technology and youth work and have been doing work around using web2.0 tools in and around church with young people and adults.

The blog title comes from a U2 song called Running To Stand Still. It’s a song about being trapped and the line captured my imagination years ago and won’t let go. I like the sense of quiet rage, of focused passion. I wonder if I will live up to it! Read on to find out!

Just to be clear, the thoughts and opinions expressed here are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Reformed Church, my employers, or any of the agencies or projects I work with. The posts and photos on my blog are protected by Creative Commons license.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you will add your thoughts to my ramblings. If you want to get in touch just write in the box and I’ll get it as an email.

Stewart

14 Responses to Who Am I?

  1. Like your new front page … is that the Lake District by any chance?

  2. swryv says:

    It is! Its the view from one of the little peaks below the summit of Skiddaw looking over Derwent Water.

  3. Lawrence says:

    Stewart – great blog! The title works for me in a big way. Focussed rage as well as passion, I think. To me, that’s about prophetic rage – the anger that isn’t dissipated in noise but is harnessed for action! Just to let you know, too, that I’ve revived my mustard seeds blog – http://mustardseeds.wolsblog.com I’ll link here for it.
    Best wishes
    Lawrence

  4. Stewart says:

    So, what do you think of the new look? Like it? Or not?

  5. Rose says:

    I liked the Lake District picture better, but this format has a more modern feel and seems to reflect your musings more acurately. Nice site, BTW. I have enjoyed surfing and reading it.

  6. JohnO says:

    Prefer this latest one. Didn’t like all the whitespace between the end of an entry and the comments in the last one.
    Very clean and uncluttered, bordering on the ‘stark’.

  7. I’m reminded almost on a daily basis of my obsession for order, clean lines and tidiness. Minimalist would suit me if only my loved ones would allow it. My point is that this should appeal to me and I’m not sure it does.

    Now why would I like the t-shirt and not this … off to ponder now. Ah the mysteries of life eh. I really need to get out more!

  8. Stewart says:

    I think ‘stark’ is about right. Cold might be another word. Might try to do something with the picture to warm it up a little…

  9. Stewart says:

    So… I should start a poll… Which picture? Lake district? Maxell Guy? or Sunset?

    I think I’m going to stick with this template cause like JohnO I didn’t like the white space between the post and the comments on the other one although I did prefer the font.

  10. Rose says:

    I think it is your site and you should do whatever you want to do with it!

  11. Rose says:

    Is that a sunset or a moon?

  12. Stewart says:

    its the moon, last night from our window.

  13. Rose says:

    Too Cool

  14. Sue K says:

    Hi Stewart

    I could see a bit of this when you were typing away at Synod – glad you enjoyed teh day – stunning pictures of our windows! Good to see you again – great blog! Come and see us again.

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