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TWS Conversation 8 – Emma, on Greenbelt Blogging (and some live music)

Playing Another Man’s Material

There are very few constants over the last 20 years of my life. One of them is the friendship of my good buddy, Ryan. Another is the work of singer/songwriter/entrepreneur derek webb. (He doesn't capitalize his own name, so why... Continue Reading →

Discords and violent faith journeying

Suspended, Unresolved The nicest ladies taught me how to pray In Sunday Best, contained and passionless As if some cross-stitched Christ, all wafer thin And prim could only bear for me to humour him. I threw my new guitar across... Continue Reading →

Boys.

The end of the song...that is where it's at.  By "it" I meant the punch to the gut, for me.  I like Bazan's music a great deal, but I don't LOVE it all of the time.  Sometimes, there is a... Continue Reading →

Methodists, Baptists, Guitars, Books, and Love

When I was training for ministry, as part of a course called ‘Transformative Pastoral Practice,’ we were asked to map our stories of care. The idea was to identify key moments that, or people who, had helped shape our working... Continue Reading →

Homesick

This is a favourite song from a favourite band. I feel childishly vulnerable when I hear the lyric. There is a melancholy and a longing that I observe as if a tourist. And yet I also feel the gaze as... Continue Reading →

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