I was walking down the street with a friend and her parents and they discussed the supermarket Aldi and their wares, but the strange part was that they pronounced it “ALL Dee”. As an Australian I have always pronounced it Aldi as “Al” in Al from Home Improvement. Almost “owl”. And we began the age […]Read more "Aldi versus Alldi"
What kind of music do you like? – I asked a generic kid. I like most music, i like everything except rap and country – He or she answered. I’m fascinated by music, why people love certain styles, and why people hate certain styles, and the common thread it seems, are the most culturally deep. […]Read more "Kingdom Tourists i: Jazzcore"
If we explored the kingdom of God, got out of our comfort bubbles and championed others conclusions, seeing everything from someone elses shoes, maybe we would come to different convictions. Convictions that champion people as opposed to those that separate people with elitism. The above photo was taken from one of the strangest guesthouses i’ve ever stayed […]Read more "Kingdom Tourists"
Sometimes to make ourselves comfortable we put God in a box. We sculpt him into a wooden statue to bow to. We imagine him being a blonde and blue-eyed man that we can run away from. We make him silent, or uncaring, or angry, or weak and small. Then one day, we get revelation…. Maybe […]Read more "God is unboxable."
I am the third child of two really good parents/disciplers. My Dad is a high school teacher and an ex pastor/bible teacher. My mother has taught and discipled hundreds of people in spiritual truths inside and out of church and is quite amazing at it. Most of my life I have enjoyed teaching people a myriad of […]Read more "Watching God Work"
Sometimes I read the story of Abraham and when he takes his only child up the hill to stab him, theres a sense of injustice that rises up inside me. ‘How can God ask him to do that? What is he a schitzo? Murder isn’t in Gods character… Hes telling him to do something non-countercultural… […]Read more "Babies shouldn’t tell us what to do."
Do you ever feel like you’re a court jester in the throne room of God? Like He doesn’t really like you. He just has you jumping through hoops to laugh at you? And it’s not just Him. His ENTIRE KINGDOM comes to just watch you tumble and fall and hurt yourself. You just keep failing and failing, […]Read more "We are no Jesters"