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"
The tension between justice and mercy is one that hurts and is filled with regret and broken relationships. Justice is sometimes misconstrued as a graceless use of the truth. Mercy is occasionally a misinformed use of grace, a love without intelligence. Jesus knew. Jesus loved. Jesus was just. Recently it was made more clear to […]Read more "Our friendship with Justice and Mercy"
Taking a sip of an amazing coffee I sit inside a cafe on the edges of the kingdom of God. This place has captured my heart through its innate friendliness and the ease of laughter. Never before had i heard of ‘hot nutri grain’ being a breakfast cereal. Never before had i heard ‘shame’ being […]Read more "Play dough and identity."
‘I didn’t know what I was made of until I was put in a testing situation.’ I was once in a room with a large group of people learning new things and one of the new things really tipped off a friend of mine and he left the room in anger. I chased after him […]Read more "We will find out what we are made of."
“Could you take a punch to the face And not even blink an eye. Would you take a shot to the head Cause you know that Daddy will make it right.” Standing in the semi dark of a blue light disco in a pcyc in a small town is strangely hilarious. Earlier that day we […]Read more "Radiant. Delightful."
I have read some pretty stupid stuff in the last hour. And it seems to mainly have to do with how we define certain words. I have read radically differing definitions of the following words from multiple representatives of many different groups: Love – Apparently it is either being nice to people, or not being nice to […]Read more "Our definitions are dumb."
If we keep cutting off fruit, whilst fertilising the roots, fruit will continue to grow back. But if we destroy the roots and rip them out, then neither fruit, not trees will grow. Lets test this theory a little by asking a billion questions about abortion. – A topic i know very little about because […]Read more "Cutting roots because fruit grows back."
I am constantly surprised by what people settle with. Friendships that silently rip our identity and self respect to shreds. Romance that oppresses and changes us into people we never wanted to be. Schedules that eat our souls. Jobs that are uninspiring prisons. Mortgages that hold us back from adventure. Children we regret having, parents […]Read more "Journey. Risk. French Toast."
“How much closer can you belong somewhere than in family adoption?” I want to broaden this a whole bunch more, to almost epic proportions. The people i work with have this awesome almost motto to how we do youth work. and it flies in the face of how most organisations seem to want to work. […]Read more "Eden Citizenship"