Christmas is coming. I don't want to alarm you, but there are only 100 days until the day is upon us. Surely that fact has made your brain twist and turn with all the things that need to be done before Christmas morning. There are presents to buy! There are decorations to dig out! There … Continue reading Five Ways to Adventure Through Advent
If you're in youth ministry, you should attend Thetacon. I couldn't decide whether or not to attend, and so I engaged in one of my least favourite activities - pro and con lists. Upon writing this list, I discovered that there were pretty much no reasons to not attend and a whole lot of reasons … Continue reading Eight Reasons to Attend Thetacon
This is a college assessment I wrote, which is why it's longer than normal, but I thought it was worth sharing. As divorce rates rise, our idea of family is shifting. No longer will a church be full of nuclear families with very little variation, but congregations are now full of a myriad of families … Continue reading Stories, Families and God.
There is something about a good story that captivates us. We want more than just ideas. We want a character to love, we want a person to be inspired by. Or maybe it's just me. There are some people in church history that amaze me. It was why I went so well when we studied … Continue reading Review: On This Day In Christian History
A lot of time over my life has been spent sitting on the floor. Different floors for each moment, but nevertheless, floors play a huge part in my story. I used to lie on my floor and read books as a kid; I used to sit on the floor with my back to the door … Continue reading One story.
The faded scars on my arms tell a story of silence and shame. They tell a story that is familiar to so many, and yet still kept a secret. They tell of self harm. They tell of dark days and nights spent with a blade as comfort and isolation as safety. It has occurred to … Continue reading Best of 2011: Scars, Silence & Shame
Until the sea of glass we meet At last completed and complete Where tide and tear and pain subside And laughter drinks them dry I love Switchfoot, and this song makes me think of summer days that are full of laughter and joy and you end them curled up in bed feeling tired and satisfied … Continue reading New(ish) Music.