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"
Our words are more powerful then we give them credit. I have heard the following in my life – You look like a: Viking, Old man, Ronald macdonald, girl, lady, homo, drug addict, drug dealer, thief, bogan, idiot, sick, tired, dying, boy, child, hobo, dad, christmas present, rock star, scotsman, bushranger etc etc. Words can […]Read more "You look like an idiot"
Take a piece of wood. Carve it into a shape. Put it in your house. Bow down to it. Talk to it. Give it food. Expect it to improve your life. The wood hasn’t transformed into anything. It hasn’t suddenly begun speaking. It doesn’t walk around, or catch you when you fall. It’s wood. You […]Read more "The allure of a God we can control."
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"
The age old question of what is church, can be answered quite basically. EMMANUEL. In East Timor I met a man called Emmanuel, and another man called Ignatio, and I’m determined to called my second son these. He will be the answer to what is Church. Emmanuel being – “God with us”. Ignatio coming from […]Read more "God with us on fire"
God, is incredibly simple and straight forward. IF you do things that please me (I.E live life the way we are designed to live it. Life in abundance. Filled with love and blessing) THEN you will live great lives and have nothing to fear because I am good. IF you do things that make me sad […]Read more "Simple wrath"