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Effing with the Ineffable: Why we shouldn’t teach the Bible to our Children

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July 13, 2020

Kindness is something that can be hard to find in our world today.

The Bible speaks about kindness many times. Kindness is even held aloft as one of the fruits of the Spirit along with love, joy, peace patience, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness an...

May 16, 2020


I grew up in the institutional church and was always of the persuasion that being gay was a sin. I still felt I was being loving and inclusive, since by saying I hated the sin but loved the sinner, I was being more open than other religious folks. Y...

I see you Mumma.

Laden with bags - groceries, parcels, school bags and the ever overflowing bag you carry filled with everything the kids might need, someday.

I see the never ending thoughts, the planning: what's for lunch? What's for dinner? What time...

February 29, 2020

Noah’s Ark, King David, the Ten Commandments, the Garden of Eden. All staples of a healthy Sunday School curriculum. We teach these stories to our kids from an early age, hoping to instill in them a love for God’s Word and a trust in God through joy...

December 23, 2019

It's the most wonderful time of the year.
But it doesn't feel wonderful to me.
It feels heavy.
The expectations of distant family, where there's so much unspoken history and awkwardness.
We don't have words to fill the silence.
It hangs thick in the...

November 11, 2019

There once was a man who had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, “Father, give me the share of the property that will one day belong to me.”

The father did so and gave the younger son his blessing. “May you be fruitful in everything you...

November 11, 2019

I have been thinking about the way Christians, gays and atheists treat each other. Certainly talking about this can easily upset a lot of people. Obviously this does not apply to everyone but for the many in my world it seems to fit.

I write from a C...

July 29, 2019


For five years I’ve attended my local gym and never connected with anyone. Most days I walk in the door, smile at familiar faces and knuckle down to burning calories. My exercise classes are always brimming with people. There are many opportunities...

June 9, 2019

The push for religious freedom is rising. It is coming to a head in Australian politics and is being debated abroad in other western democracies. Support for LGBTQI+ affirmation and acceptance in society and in our churches has happened so quickly th...

May 21, 2019

So often when I mention that my wife and I have left the organized church, people assume something happened to hurt us or make us mad. Just to be clear on this subject neither one of us have ever been abused or hurt by the church. Neither one of us a...

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