Women in Church: Are They Being Heard Yet?

Women in Church: Are They Being Heard Yet?

It’s easy to pay lip service to equality, but putting beliefs into practice is another matter. Along with many friends, I have experience of church contexts where women are supposedly equal and valued, yet curiously invisible unless they’re fulfilling certain roles or...
Leadership Styles: Jesus vs. The Wolves

Leadership Styles: Jesus vs. The Wolves

We glorify wealth, strength and fame. We take people who already have those attributes and lift them higher as our leaders, our heroes. Jesus comes along. We rush to see him at the courts of the Temple, turning over the tables of the moneychangers and running off...
‘Who’s Gonna Clean Up That Mess?’

‘Who’s Gonna Clean Up That Mess?’

I work in an office with a floor-to-ceiling window that overlooked a construction site. Among the machines that were there solely to distract me was a giant version of an immersion blender. Its purpose was to churn the ground in preparation for the excavator to scoop...