“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 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 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."
I woke up this morning at 7:30. My body was really confused for a while, as to why i was up after such a long week. But as i walked to the catholic church down the road, with Kelcie and Justin, i got excited. For no other reason then i was going on a mini […]Read more "By 9am – home from church: Kingdom of Children"
We live in a society that is obsessed with the concept of – if its bigger its better. We see this in our food serving sizes, our cars, our houses, our sexual organs, our corporations, our clubs, our muscles, our etc etc etc and even our churches. If we have 3000 people and 5 different […]Read more "Size Matters"
This weekend some of my favourite people in the world and I climbed some mountains, camped under a tarp and set fire to a lot of wood. I left all of my technology at home. Because it is both distracting and liberating, but I wanted to be fully there so I didn’t even take a […]Read more "Christians are Boring."
Go to any new site on the world wide web, look at your twitter main screen, watch television, listen to radio and you get the idea that there is something wrong with the world. There is something missing. There is something broken. Or at least we are missing some kind of point, something we have […]Read more "Getting all up in our grills: heretical hissy fit."
India – its hot. For a wee Canberra boy its too hot. We arrived late at night and still the heat was stifling and everyone’s clothes were instantly wet. Our team of eleven were met at the airport by two strangers. Driven to the base by a stranger, and bedded down for the night in […]Read more "When you can’t breathe because you are going so fast."