Whenever belief or “truth” is found by a group of people and labelled as “I have it… all… and no one else does” we wander into the interesting space of familiar elitism. Especially in the Judeo-Christian world where one worships a God who knows all and cannot fully be grasped by the human mind so […]Read more "Religion as an echo chamber"
“I don’t fear truth, especially the truth I do not have.” I hadn’t been in the ocean in five years. But my New Years resolution was to get in… It was the 27th December. So we hike up this steep and sharp rock face, and then I’m told to jump. I can see the water. […]Read more "Don’t fear truth."
Train tracks are laid so that trains go a certain way. At speed. Usually carrying large weights. You can sit at the local train station and watch trains with almost a hundred carriages all holding tonnes of coal each, heading for the ocean. A destination. An obvious purpose. If a train could ever jump its […]Read more "The train tracks."
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."
When I was very young I was riding on the pegs on the back of my friends bike. We were booking it down a path past my primary school and I began feeling uncomfortable. We were going way too fast and we were going to get even faster as we descended a hill. I started […]Read more "The blacks. I"
The fruit of our labours. Sowing and reaping. Supply and demand. Uncommitted families. Divorce rates. Bored young people without purpose or identity. Ignorance/bliss. Hedonism. Comparison, graceless law. Laziness, stressed out desperate last-minute attempts. What are we watering our trees with? What are we putting in our soils? What have we been working really hard on […]Read more "Abortion Makes Sense Because Our Soil Is Rubbish"
“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."
“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"
For a period of my life i experimented with real film photography. One of my co-workers had a granddad who died, leaving a whole fridge full of expired film. She didn’t want it, so she gave it away in bag loads. Instead of shooting all the slide film normally (as it was going to cost […]Read more "Instagram Colours Truth"