Jono & Laura Wedding Pics

A small collection of stunning pic's from Jono and Laura's Wedding which feature the 'paper crane on driftwood arch blessing' I was so pleased with. Selection made from Laura's Facebook Album            

Celtic Prayer Retreat: Praying with the Cornish Saints at the Kernewek Lowender

It was a significant and special time for me in May contributing to the 'Praying with the Cornish Saints' Retreat at the Kernewek Lowender Cornish Festival at Moonta on South Australia's Yorke Peninsula. The Retreat had come about through discussions with Cowethas Peran Sans (The Fellowship of St. Piran) in Cornwall and after an initial workshop at the …

Stringfellow circus quote

“The circus is among the few coherent images of the eschatological realm to which people still have ready access... This principality, this art, this veritable liturgy, this common enterprise of multifarious creatures called the circus enacts a hope... biblical people, like circus folk, live typically as sojourners, interrupting time, with few possessions, and in tents, …

Behold the Lamb Ad : Epiphany 2A, 2017

Bit of fan fic midrash mashing with this week's readings of the Revised Common Lectionary versus the Meat and Livestock Association traditional 'Australia Day' advertisement for Lamb consumption.... The next day the Lambassador saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the unjust desires and scape-goating violence of the …

Baptism of our Lord C2W

Greetings, Sunday Summer lectionary gives us more 'beach' for your spiritual imagination. The imagery of Jesus being baptised by John at the Jordan is another foundational story of God's powerful renewal at a sacred, boundary marking site for his culture. What are the sacred sites of refreshment which may be important for you to return to and enjoy this summer season?  How might …

MLK Day 2016

multivocality

“he was enormously gifted”
“he was predatorially adulterous”
“he suffered, not for his outspokenness but for his colour”(God knows in America being outspoken is no crime, but a national pastime)
[I wonder what would be said of him if he were a cricketer in 2016?]
“he said things out loud, in public that needed to be said”
“he plagiarised large sections of his phd dissertation”
“he made a space in which many others were emboldened to risk, to speak, to stand, to resist, to suffer”

How shall we honour the life of Martin Luther King today?
it could be that we sweep some things under the rug…
it could be that we rationalise his faults (both the real and fabricated) in the name of the greater good…
it could be that we acknowledge that men of power will be men, and power carries with it corruptions in greater and lesser…

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