Resources for faith and life
Welcome to 'Conversations' ...
Inspiration from Aotearoa New Zealand
A Morning Karakia
Āta mārie, e te Ariki
I greet you this new day
I te pōuri, ki te ao mārama
Tihei mauri ora!
Your light shines in the darkness
Your dawn rises, fresh every morning
I entrust you with this day
and I trust you with tomorrow
I know you with every fibre of my being
I give to you every trouble
and all the people I love
Aroha mai, aroha atu
Homai ki a mātou
te taro, te kaha, te manawanui
mo tēnei rā
as all glory returns to you
Professional supervision is a significant investment of time and money. But is it working for you? The new year is an excellent time to reflect on what you need this year, and to review your supervision.
A series of short videos about professional supervision:
Youtube: 'Conversations that make a difference'
'Moving On: Grief in Ministry Transition'
Over the last couple of years I have been working away at a 'passion project' reflecting on the challenges of ending ministries. This has become a book, as I have been hugely honoured that many fabulous people, from a diversity of cultures, have shared with me their own experience of ministry transitions, both personally and helping others through endings.
Read more HERE
half hour talk on climate change and theology
What is it actually like doing direct protest action on climate change? Read a therapist's reflections in my Climate Action page.
Life, the Universe, and God
Six Big Ideas about Creation
A six-part study on God’s Creation in Christian Theology:
• an overview of leading writers in eco-theology
• a range of perspectives
• questions and suggestions for discussion and prayer
• issues raised by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Resources for faith and worship:
GOD ... resources for worship, especially 'Calls to worship' and confession
- prayers and home-grown 'psalms'
- Communion liturgies
- all-age worship ideas & reflections for children's ministry
PSALMS ... reflections on Biblical Psalms
interpreted and reworked for prayer and for use in worship
LOVE ... poetry, discussions on marriage & intimacy
and dramatic explorations of Biblical love stories
... reflections on grief and death
SONG ... original music, for worship and for kids
... and lots of lovely photos!
Because I believe ...
that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true!
that growing to maturity in Christ takes work
that courageous honesty of heart and soul is required
that worship is wonderful
that each person is a taonga, a treasure,
no matter the age, assets or abilities
that the local church is the hope of the world.
In conversation ...
... chatting with friends over coffee
... skilled professional support
... finding words for the moments and movements
of mind & body,
my spirit alive with God-Spirit
... getting to know Jesus Christ,
ever curious as to what he would say and do
... bringing every fibre and phrase into the eternal conversation of Father Spirit Son
... with my people in my place and offered to everyplace
... with pain and with celebration,
with beauty and with scars,
with the sacred and the ordinary,
with scripture, song and silence.
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