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Jonah and the Whale Vomit

Last night, while the rest of the work was gently sleeping, I found myself counting 17 mosquito bites. I'm no stranger to that kind of thing in Britain, so Aussie Mozzies (...just guessing that's a term, but - surely...?) are... Continue Reading →

The Way Station ‘meet up’ is this weekend: What’s it all about?

This weekend we have our first meet up for the Way Station. A few of us are getting together in person in a conference room in Leeds (UK), and we'll be sharing the conversation with anyone in the Way Station... Continue Reading →

Inviting thoughts on – Session 4: MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

Here's a prompt for our thoughts, in preparation for session 4 of The Way Station Meet Up on August 19-20 (in Leeds, and online). In The Way Station we aim to be open and inclusive in all directions, recognising that... Continue Reading →

Talking about God for fun

When you are absolutely confounded by the meanness of people, that’s a moment when you are close to God, or so I was told by someone who has tried to tease out a relevance for Christian mythology in our post-God... Continue Reading →

Deconstruction: An Unpredictable But Appealing Journey

At first, I was nervous to admit to almost all of my friends that I was going through a deconstruction of faith and I still haven’t told any of my family members because I know they’d take what I’d said... Continue Reading →

Walls and pews and mindsets: a radical inside out perspective for authentic church

A few years ago, the vicar of my then (Evangelical Anglican) church encouraged the congregation to meditate on the future of that church - so I did, and had a vision of the church turning itself inside out - literally... Continue Reading →

What is Pyrotheology?

Pyrotheology is a project spearheaded by Peter Rollins that attempts to deconstruct belief-based Christianity and make the tradition relevant to people who feel attracted to it but who are unable to assent in good faith to its creeds and doctrines.... Continue Reading →

Bullied into Belonging

This week has felt like its own Good Friday. By that I mean that through my own experience as well as through stories I’ve read and conversations I’ve had, it seems as though the faith that many of us hold... Continue Reading →

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. - Thomas Merton

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