strangerhood and welcome

Sarah Lockwood, who is part of my team, did a gorgeous installation space last week with boarding house students from one of our schools. Sarah came on the last UK trip, and took the theme, strangerhood and welcome, from a conversation with Shaeron Caton-Rose. I think my favourite comment from the students, reflected back by…

CCU Launch

We launched the new Culture and Context Unit yesterday, with champagne and cake… We whipped some postcards together at the last minute, as a take-away for those who came to help us celebrate. We’re framing the work of the unit around the questions we’ll be exploring, rather than the answers we’ll be offering, so the…

culture & context – structural changes and reorientations…

Most conversations about new forms of church or christian community are about rethinking the table at which the disciples sit. True confession: this project doesn’t emerge from any interest in that table, or even really in the disciples. i think the really interesting stuff of the gospels is the other stories – the tables Jesus…

interfaith conversations

Jessica Butcher, who works near me in the office here, is coordinating a remarkable inter-faith project for March 2009, involving a visit from Indonesian Christian and Muslim leaders to Australia. The trip will involve 14 Indonesians, who, along with 14 Australians, will travel through parts of Victoria and Tasmania, offering opportunities for conversations with local…