We sit in the waiting room as if we are hurting or dying or diseased. We act more like a fire hazard for the actual patients. The nurses and doctors are pulling double and triple shifts to try and get through us all, they can almost see a man bleeding, but its gong to take […]Read more "The Hospital and Uterus."
A couple of van loads full of enthusiastic energetic young people charged through the rain swept highway towards a night of fun and sport. This is the kingdom of God. That young and old would have fun, build community, see Gods power and laugh a lot. A night of freedom, a night of healing, a […]Read more "Inward Buttercup – (the battle of darkness and light)"
The kingdom of heaven is like… Mr M. Who wrote in beautiful coloured calligraphy, 50 name tags for the doors of young men and women learning more about Jesus in community. These same men and women whose lives have been inspired to love deeper and do family better by this man and his family. Mr […]Read more "Birthday"
“The pursuit of balance can create imbalance because sometimes something is true,” – Daniel Okrent In reading, thinking and watching and hearing a lot of different perspectives and conclusions about the politics of recent times, I came to a place where I sms’d my best friend: “Yep, a tension. Between left and right, freedom and […]Read more "You can’t, but you have to."
Gods presence is sweet. So sweet that it clothed Adam and Eve, it heals the cripple, it convicts the sinner, it overwhelms the grieving with comfort, it redeems cultures and builds the kingdom of life. So what issues in the presence? Obedience – the simple saying yes to God, the walking where he wants, the […]Read more "worship Robots."
Sitting down to read through some of my journal from January this year when i flew into Cambodia. And then i opened up my new journal and i had already written something in the front. “In Eden, We are eclectic” We are ultimately free. Inside. But for some reason, we decide to be boring, unexciting […]Read more "In Eden, We are eclectic."
I sat in a loungeroom with my German friend. Why are kids bored? He began telling a story about how he played computer games for three years, but compared to the years previous to that, spent adventuring in the forests with his brothers, the computer years were a waste of time. He told of making […]Read more "Farming the disconnection out of the world."
I think i was 18, drunk on the gospel. Excited by life and people. I wanted to get more people to know Jesus so i wanted to create a larger belonging. A space in our church building. and why not do that in a gig setting? Why not get a whole bunch of bands to […]Read more "The Cult of Perfection."
walking into craft shop next to the restaurant we are about to eat at, two young boys that look like twins but apparently are not, start blowing bubbles at me. It then occurs to me. All these crafts shops that train women to design and make bags and wallets. Is it really the right skill […]Read more "#occupy – When Capitalism heals – pt 1"
Walking up the dark stairs, not really knowing what i was walking into, the thought occurred to me, a closed-for-the-day pub is a perfect third place to start a church. Its not church, its not someone’s home, but it’s focused, its on purpose. I arrived at the top of the stairs without a friend in […]Read more "Imagine if we never judged."