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Easter: taking its place, taking our place

5-4-15

I love Easter, truly. But I have been formed in churches that mainly speak of Easter, of the Cross, the crucifixion, and of our sin, of Christ paying the price, appeasing the wrath of God. And in recent years, and during my training for ordination, I think I have come to appreciate that Easter is […]

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Grace for second chances

7-3-15

I myself, and some people I have been around in various stages of crisis recently, have been reflecting in the midst of agony on second chances. Its painful...

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Human Identity & Commodification

7-3-15

Blogging: Identity and Commodification I’m thinking a lot lately about humanity and what it means to be made in God’s image, where that has been distorted and how it can be restored / recovered. I have a real bee in my bonnet about it. I think consumerism has affected human identity, making us feel our […]

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Kitchen Table Theology

3-3-15

I’m writing a dissertation at present and have been reflecting upon the way in which the Upper Room grew up as a women-only space initially. This wasn’t intentional, its just how it happened, and we were lucky to be able to inhabit a women-only space for the early year, free of male power or leadership […]

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Review of The Pioneer Gift

5-2-15

This is a great review of our book The Pioneer Gift, a collection of essays on mission and context in today’s world. There are some really great chapters that raise important issues for the church and for pioneers today, such as the changing nature of how sin is viewed in culture today, what the gift […]

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Doing Local Theology

26-1-15

For me, theology can only be local. There can be very little that can be generalised to be universally, globally or generationally true. Theologians always need to be rooted in real life, in a place with real people and the struggles, issues and questions that we want to address through the lens of the life, […]

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A tough week, for all humans

25-1-15

It’s been a tough week to be a woman. And to be a man. But mainly for all humans. The whole Page 3 debacle and the ongoing violent harassment via social media from those who seek to silence women. The tributes being paid by our state institutions to a Saudi King who prohibited women from […]

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Groundedness

20-1-15

This wisdom from Margaret Wheatley’s Perseverance helped me when I was flailing a little with the busyness of day to day life, feeling unwell and trying to consider and resolve some big questions. I was a bit overwhelmed and this on the practice of groundedness lead me to focus and steady and know that the answers to […]

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The morning

20-1-15

The morning Psalm 143:8-10 – a prayer and a blessing for today “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way that I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Rescue me from my enemies O Lord, for I […]

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Radical Possibilities of Humanity

11-1-15

As every year, I asked for a book by Rowan Williams for Christmas. Invariably it takes me the whole year to read and digest but is always transformative and this year’s no different: R Williams The Edge of Words

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