enough

holding on only to the promise that i once was sure of and trusting that will be enough [it will] letting go of the things i once knew myself by in the hopes they will live beyond me [they will] and sinking into whatever is to come in the faith that it will be love…

on crises and catastrophes

I was thinking about crises and catastrophes, while riding my bike into work this morning… Someone asked yesterday, in response to a thing I wrote for Crosslight about easter, why i would call myself a person of faith. I do so because it makes me live differently. Calling myself Christian gives me no choice about…

just one

I ask for just one miracle this weekend: that I will no longer believe the impossible is. That I will find the faith to believe that liberation will come for those who are imprisoned by their own – or another’s – fear and judgement. That I will find the faith to believe that the most…

The UK 2013 trip

Registrations are now open for the UK 2013 Greenbelt + more trip. It’s slightly shorter than previous years; I’m pretty sure it’s going to be absolutely brilliant. I do hope you can come. The information and registration form is here: UK2013infobrochure

all that’s borrowed

We live in borrowed time, says Lent. i have lived on borrowed truth for a while as well, and borrowed faith when necessary i know I have taken certainty from places that shouldn’t have given it to me and probably wouldn’t have, willingly. I have tried to make it my own. all of it. i…

Breathing space

Few things fill me with anticipation more than the return of Pádraig Ó Tuama at the end of February, for a 3 month poet-in-residence project with the CFM. He’ll be doing a mixture of in-house and public events – including this 3 day event in Hobart. I hope you can come… Download information here: breathingspace

alleluias

This is a call to worship for those for whom this christmas comes at too much of a cost: It takes faith beyond imagining to have come to hear this story if you are living things too difficult to be made sense of by an ancient memory of angels and wise men. It takes faith…

on having conversations

a cross post from our new work website David Pargeter and I participated in some professional development a few months ago, around how we have conversations across the work environment. Fierce Conversations takes some basic principles about how healthy relationships are maintained, and applies them across a raft of conversational contexts: a coaching conversation, team…