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. People are being ground down by hyperconnectivity, loneliness and worry, and it seems harder than ever to spot where the life is. #solastalgia
We just know we want something better. Life should be richer, more tactile—and a bit deeper and slower than it’s wound up.
Soul Tread magazine aims to reflect this in a print-only, visually satisfying format. I see a lot of promise here and I’m so thrilled to be part of it.
The Kickstarter launch is already fully funded, but there’s still time to get on board and get copies of the first edition for yourself and your people. (Well, only 41 hours left as I write!)
This is for those wanting to move beyond the polarisation and the sense that things are set against us, and focus instead on spiritual curiosity wherever it may be found. And not just dabble our feet in the water, but push deeper into life in Christ and look for where he may be going.
It’s about ‘tasting and seeing,’ imagination, formation. I reckon it serves as a piece of testimony.
The stories revolve around sustainable faith, church as community, and cultural engagement.
Rachael, who’s driving it, was our classmate a few years back, and we know her to be faithful and creative and on about the good stuff. This whole project is beautifully collaborative and she’s gathered a team of more than thirty people from around Australia.
So yeah, it’s already got legs. Hope you’ll come along too.
Arthur Davis is an Aussie living in Tanzania, writing at meetjesusatuni.com.