So we ventured around this giant kitchen, ‘learning’ how to do everything and the amazing dutch kitchen manager, in his blunt dutch way explained something huge. – When I see something wrong I will point it out very bluntly, I’m not making a personal attack, you are not the problem, the problem is the problem […]Read more "You are not the problem."
The struggle at this stage will always be the same. Do i trust that God is good? Do i trust he is all about my good and will i say yes to what he asks or will i keep him at a distance? I can academically trust him. I can say yes as a mental […]Read more "Masks and Grins make everything better."
“Cuba is no longer an island… there are no Islands, just one world.” I’m currently reading a book by one of my favourite journalists about globalisation. (written 14 years ago… theres old school bits) And its strange the parallels with the gospel, and development. From what I understand of it, free market capitalism is a […]Read more "There are no Islands… just one world."
Standing and staring into the soulless eyes of a statue three times my height, as it was surrounded by shaved headed women enticing me to take a nap on the rugs at the statues feet I began thinking new thoughts. They think they can save themselves. Buddhism has the idea in it, that this world […]Read more "The giant apathetic…. The authentic, the justice."
I sit here, and in my hands I have all the wisdom of the world in my pocket. With my phone, I can bake a cake, start a business, fix a car, learn a language, get a degree, start a political campaign…. And I know this because I am connected and I have seen it […]Read more "Ideas. People. Change."
Recently I sat next to an older lady and talked about her life and her family, and what had changed since she moved for the first time in 56 years. I ask her if Melbourne had changed much through the years and she answered me in a way i was not expecting. She started weaving […]Read more "We never feared anything."
I have never clearly communicated the gospel to a single person and walked away thinking I did enough, until yesterday. Like i’ve communicated it on a stage and through blogs to hundreds of people at a time, but never face to face with another human, to the extent i wanted. I took Dean up […]Read more "Pauline Salvation"
Improvisation is the art of being able to make something out of your collective experience in the face of direct or indirect stimulus for a certain outcome. Sometimes we improvise in a jazz band to create something beautiful with a set group of people in a set space for a set audience. Sometimes we improvise […]Read more "Stumbling Blindly Through"
When you read the more famous dystopian novels, you get a dirty sense of being watched, of being spied upon, of being judged. Every little movement you make is being processed and synthesized by human or computer generated eyes, to see what must be done with you. Like a rat on a wheel, or a […]Read more "The smart city."
Radical repentance looks like this. Stopping dead in your tracks and letting conviction flood deeply through all you are. Anguish takes a hold of your rebellion and turns any pride into humility, as we stare directly into Gods holiness. Then we open our hearts ears and our physical mouths and confess bluntly and completely. Not […]Read more "Radical repentance."