Over Easter I was privileged to join the Moderator’s Easter Pilgrimage to Oodnadatta. My family and I traveled to Coober Pedy, then on to Oodnadatta. The travel itself was pretty intense – 12+ hours with 3 kids under 8, with the last 3 hours of that on a dirt road. But that was nothing […]Read more "Oodnadatta"
I spent a good portion of my last weekend in a conversation about forgiveness. The conversation was with a group of young Christians asking about faith’s role in forgiveness and how we can live that out in reality. It tends to be a question that crops up now and again when people are being honest […]Read more "Forgiveness"
On Sunday May 17, 2015, one of history’s great TV shows finished. The brilliant, thoughtful, poignant, funny, deep, jarring…I’m running out of adjectives… Mad Men Mad Men, for those many, many people who haven’t watched it, charts a map of America through the 60’s as lived out by the creative director of the fictional Stirling-Cooper […]Read more "A Beautiful Mine: Mourning the end of Mad Men"
Every year, thousands of well-meaning people create New Year’s Resolutions. Every one of them carries with it a barrage of hope, good intentions, scorn and unfulfilled promises. By the time February 1st rolls around, most of them have been left by the wayside, exactly where we all hoped we’d be leaving large amounts of […]Read more "Your New Year’s Resolutions Are Not Stupid"
One thing I find myself consistently asked from people – particularly within the Uniting Church, my denomination and primary network – is this: Do you know any new preachers? I usually answer in two ways: 1) I’M STANDING RIGHT HERE! I CAN HEAR YOU! 2) Yes. Yes I do. People who run churches and youth […]Read more "10 ways I find new preachers"
By Jen Wardrop So now I’ve hit the thirties I can officially say I made it through my twenties! Mike and I were talking last night about how hard it is to be a Christian through your 20’s (not to mention your teens). I was going to say how hard it is sometimes, but let’s […]Read more "Guest Post: Surviving your 20’s as a Christian"
French philosopher Blaise Pascal was probably most famous for boring secondary students with triangles. However, he was also a wonderful Christian thinker. In his Pensées, his defense of Christianity (which I will not pretend that I’ve read), Pascal puts out an oft-misquoted idea. Within the heart of every human, Pascal says, is an “infinite abyss” that […]Read more "Visio Dei"