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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Mini Book Review: The Year of Small Things

The Year of Small Things “radical faith for the rest of us” by Sarah Arthur & Erin F. Wasinger “… if you get nothing else out of this book, we want you to get this: radical faith is not about being übercommitted. It’s not about being überspiritual. It’s about discernment.” I identify with Sarah and […]

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