My friend I was showing me her photo album and she asked me if I thought she looked fatter in a picture from 3 years ago or now. What a question! I was stammering, feeling awkward as I tried to work out what to say. So I asked her, “What do […]
Once upon a time I taught cyberpunk fiction to middle schoolers and we would talk about body modifications. Now I’ve got one of my own, even if it doesn’t come with any dystopian grime or anti-heroism… In Christian circles, there is perhaps a received wisdom that children are a blessing, […]
Will it be a biblical name? It’s a question Tamie and I were often asked in the lead up to the birth of our two children. As Christians, we treasure the Bible as our story and its people as our people. Yet as white Aussies, our points of connection with […]
This post is part of a series. A few years ago, I was on a parish council which received a request from a Korean congregation: would we be open to them using our building? It didn’t sound like a merger or even a partnership, just a congregation looking for a […]
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/107895221 w=600] Tanzania Snapshots is our educational video library, designed to provide cross-cultural perspectives for our partner churches.
Our Monday gym instructor just came third in the Victorian natural bodybuilding comp, qualifying for the nationals in which she will compete this weekend. It’s been fascinating watching her go from being a lean, fit looking woman down to 8% body fat and I’ve been intrigued by both the science […]
One of our subjects at Ridley this semester is Ministry Formation. It’s meant to help us to develop our own pastoral theology. One of the issues we’ve been looking at recently is calling and I’m tying myself in knots trying to get my head around it.