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Beyond the individual … towards the collective

“Understanding our common humanity: that we are not superior; that we all belong to communities, cultures and societies; that we are all responsible; that, I believe, can truly change the world for the better.”

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Beyond ’empty vessel’ … to a whole person

What if, rather than sitting on a throne demanding all of our attention, God were actually watching us, delighting in our little, every day actions…

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Beyond patriarchy … to equality

“Patriarchy has not only been left unchecked, it has been welcomed in, fed, given the run of the house and sent out into the world stronger than before. “

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Beyond control … Towards trust: Part 2

“Fear leads to control, but love trusts people with their choices.”

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Beyond control … towards trust: Part 1

“I imagine that God is more like a shepherdess, watching over the beauty of her flock with pride and joy…”

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Beyond grace … Towards love

“‘I love you despite what you deserve’ is not love…”

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Beyond Certainty… Towards Faith and Doubt

“It was the start of my learning to trust that inner voice, guiding my footsteps into places that my church said I shouldn’t go.”

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Beyond Evangelicalism

“To the outsider this may sound bizarre, but to me, it’s the culture I grew up in, and its language of being ‘saved’ and ‘forgiven’ have been as homely to me as hot buttered toast in the morning…”

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An invitation for 2017

In 2017, let’s not exchange…

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Teaching, driving, and other challenges…

I think I was about 7 or 8 when I came to the realisation that I was clever, and by the time I was 10, this was the most important thing about me – being Clever was what made me stand out; it was what made me important. In the survival-of-the-fittest climate that dominated inner-city […]