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6 things I learned from my village visit

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We’re spending some of the uni holidays visiting village churches. Our experience of Tanzania has been largely urban but ‘the village’ is the backdrop to the Tanzanian zeitgeist as well as the background or future for many university students. We’re doing the visits separately  so that the other of us […]

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'Community' (woodcut in progress prior to printing) by Tugboat Printshop (Valerie Lueth and Paul Roden), 2014.

What do you make of this image? Where does it take you? City Wonder (introduction/all posts) is a series of visual meditations on the city, exploring themes like creativity, ecology and decay/renewal. Each image is a window into a realm or mindframe; an invitation to an ethos or concept; a meditation on histories […]

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Hopperstad stavkyrkje (stave church). Image credit: Europe Trotter, 2013.

What do you make of this image? Where does it take you? City Wonder (introduction/all posts) is a series of visual meditations on the city, exploring themes like creativity, ecology and decay/renewal. Each image is a window into a realm or mindframe; an invitation to an ethos or concept; a meditation on histories […]

A Jacob storytelling sermon

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Another preaching experiment, Genesis 32:24-29, for the campus congregation, 9 November 2014. A man stands alone by the river in the cold dark night His household possessions have already been sent ahead Even his wives and sons have gone ahead and he is alone now He is alone and he is afraid […]