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Debriefing the year gone

How have you been using debriefing and review? At TAFES Staff Orientation and Training, I spent a couple of hours with the staff team looking back over the academic year 2019-20. This year has come with a sense of three distinct seasons: pre-Corona, Corona (March-July), and post-Corona (July onwards, when […]

My power is made perfect in social disadvantage

We’ve recently been hearing about the ways sacrificial love plays out in middle class Tanzanian marriages. And Tamie’s been reflecting on American Gospel, a polemical film dealing with prosperity teaching. And I’ve been thinking again about how my understanding of ‘weakness’ in the New Testament has changed. In Australia, we […]

To me of little faith

Today I joined the TAFES staff for manuscript discovery. It is actually a rare treat for me to sit in any Bible study and I came out of it super encouraged. We were looking at Matthew 8 which includes Matthew’s version of the calming of the storm. Gift (and she […]

Introducing Soul Tread magazine

I don’t know about you, but even before 2020 got underway, we were crying out for that which is life-giving, which offers hope, which has a real future. We want to be honest about what no longer rings true, what doesn’t seem to be working, what is sapping our strength. […]