the memory of water – sacred space

this space was designed for Sunday afternoon’s moment… It was the least labour-intensive sacred space i’ve ever designed, just requiring bowls of water, jugs, glasses and food colouring… it was probably the most difficult physical space i’ve worked in for a while – a cavernous hall, uncovered windows that went forever, 150 people, a cold…

holy ground :: holy city wrap up

[writing hopes in the laneway] we were visited this afternoon by a freelance photographer who came to take photos of the space for an article about the alt worship project… he’d never been to a christian thing before. ‘it’s really grungy and edgy’, he said. ‘it reminds me of the tate modern’. i really liked…

holy ground :: holy city taster

images of acts of redemption in the city… and these words: glimpses of redemption already unfolding. acts of justice; of pre-meditated unprovoked, love. surges of liberation pre-emptive strikes of hope. do not wait to see the flames in a burning bush. the flames are everywhere: held in every piece of gravel as pervasive as the…

holy ground :: holy city

the Forge Grassroots festival is happening in melbourne this week… Age Greenwood and I are organising one of the hubs, at the UC centre, including a basement installation and sacred space. The sacred space is called holy ground :: holy city. The basement will be open between 1.15 and 4.30, Saturday and Sunday. If you’re…

coming soon: christmas 2007

a group of us have been meeting to plan a space in the basement carpark for christmas. we’re mostly working with the Isaiah passages from the lectionary that shape advent and christmas day. they’re great passages, full of images of reconciliation and restoration – of water in thirsty deserts, of weapons being turned into ploughshares,…

restorative justice and alternative spaces

i met Andreas yesterday who’s visiting from Denmark, researching alt worship / emerging church. We had such a good conversation – well, i don’t know if it was really helpful to him, but it helped a stack of different threads come together in my head. Andreas is involved in quite an amazing community in the…