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Communitarian visions again

I was part of a UK Twitter conversation about the place of the church and the ‘parachurch.’ Eddie Arthur then responded on his blog, and what he said got me thinking: DNA: you can trace the origins of church congregations back to the New Testament. There has been a lot […]

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 […]

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. […]

COVID-19 is pressing my grief button

“Go and give Mama some gentle touches,” said Arthur to Callum. “She’s feeling sad.” Callum came over to me. “I know why you’re sad, Mama,” he said. “It’s Auntie Red Twin.” Well, it was and it wasn’t. Actually, I was sad because I’d just received the news that some friends […]