Ancient Future Practitioners: Ryan Flanigan

Earlier this year, my husband Jonathan flew to Dallas, Texas to check out some ministry opportunities (and see the Dallas Mavericks play some bball!) and he met Ryan Flanigan. As well as being shaped by different streams of Christianity throughout his life, ancient future faith is something he has thought deeply about, having studied under […]

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Introducing: A Live Tradition Playlist

I’m what you call eclectic… When I say eclectic, what I mean is, I like lots of different types of music. Opera. Rock and roll. Rap. I like it all… And what I love when I think about music is how you can take this type of music and that type of music and fuse […]

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Rule of Life: Learning from Jesus

Earlier in July I introduced The Rule of Life Series. I’ll be exploring month-by-month what it means to live out each Rule of Life from the Community of St Anselm (COSA), now I’m an alumni. August 2019: Learning from Jesus The Rule Living it out in Community This was the broadest of all the rules and […]

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Charismatic Anglicanism: David Jones

Since returning from England, I’ve been pondering what it means to be a charismatic Anglican here in Australia. I felt my identity as a charismatic Anglican being affirmed and stretched while living in London, but in Melbourne it’s still seen as a little odd! But there’s a lot of us around, coming out of the […]

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Finding Her Voice – A Belated Story

I wrote this piece in August last year upon request from a publication, but it was never published. It was about the Evangelical Women in Academic Conference at Ridley College, held July 28th, 2018. I thought I’d post it up here for my readers. Looking at this piece again, I was reminded of how encouraging […]

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Evangelical, Sacramental & Pentecostal. Can we be all three?

A few years ago, I was talking to an Anglican Priest friend about how difficult it is for a pastor to balance all the priorities of ministry. “There’s leadership development, administration, pastoral care and then spending 15-20 hours a week preparing a sermon.” She was completely dumfounded. How on earth can someone spend that much […]

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The Rule of Life Series: Introduction

A few days ago, the fourth year resident members of the Community of St Anselm departed Lambeth Palace, London. I remember July 4th, 2016 when it was time for my husband and I to leave. It had been an incredible year of formation but there was much excitement in the air as we departed Heathrow […]

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A Christian View of Tidying Up?

For one year, my husband and I lived out of our suitcases in a new-monastic community. We had a small room with an ensuite and were given 50 pounds a month spending money. That’s the closest to minimalism I have gotten. Traditionally, monks and nuns take a vow of poverty, share all possessions and really […]

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Interview with Kara Martin

The fifth and final retreat for my year with the Community of St Anselm was titled ‘Me, God, and My Job: One Life?’ and we were encouraged to come up with a working life purpose (see my very first blog post here). I love Kara Martin’s writing about work and faith – and I love […]

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