breathless

for pentecost from ezekiel 37 God said, ‘Mortal, can these bones live?’ Ezekiel answered, ‘O Lord God, you know’ Ezekiel might not have known but we’re pretty sure we do. if only the others would listen if they’d simply change to be like us if they’d just know what we know… our answers come until,…

cynical by default

i’m meant to be writing deeply meaningful and moving words about pentecost for the flurry of worship moments i’m responsible for in the next few weeks. unfortunately, i can’t move beyond cynicism. perhaps i need a day of detoxing from prison statistics. who would willingly pray for you to come, spirit? if you could keep…

come now.

if you like, spirit, come early. come this week. feel free to ignore the lectionary and church calendars to pre-empt our children’s talks, our well-designed installations and the video loops we’ve been working on for months. trick us. come now. be breath for a world that is gasping for air and forgive us for thinking…

on fire

passion and destruction fires fed by the same oxygen: desire that is all consuming and relentless how do we know when it’s you? there were massive bushfires in victoria and tasmania over december and january. some of the fires are still burning – they’re in accessible land, they’ll burn themselves out when the rain is…