Steve Taylor recently lead a session at the National Rural Ministry Conference in Barmera, SA. The session was exploring Festival Spirituality and other ways that people in the Hebrew Scriptures would gather as faith community, worship or participate as a member of a community of faith. His framework categorised 5 ways that described how people [...]
An important and timely piece by Rev Andrew Dutney, President of the UCA on the ABC website. Amnesty International has confirmed that conditions for asylum seekers that Australia has sent to Nauru are wretched. There is poor sanitation, inadequate accommodation, overcrowding, and the mental and physical health of detainees is deteriorating. Uncertainty and loss of hope [...]
I’m regularly asked for suggestions of good/great youth ministry resources and I’m happy to oblige with a referral to one or 100 different ideas, I have after-all been in this gig for many years and have an incredibly large library of resources and ideas from all over the place. But many of the conversations rarely [...]
I can’t help but thinking of the scene where Dorothy enters Oz, her house in tatters, (having been picked up and thrown through the air by a tornado) she climbs out of the house to find that she’s killed a woman, her house has landed smack dab on the body of someone wearing some remarkably groovy slippers.
Standing in the “inner circle” under the claw at the second Melbourne as Bono walked past (no, not bragging, just projecting an image heh heh) I looked around at the sea of iPhones and cameras around me, everyone had one, a couple of people never seemed to put it down, many pulled them out every [...]
Steve Taylor and Rob Hanks have mentioned these little cubed pieces of goodness before on their blogs but I’ve been wanting to talk about them for a while now. I’ve got a few fantastic resources to help with creativity, and the Story Cubes have been a great addition to the collection. The Creativity Hub sent [...]