Alie Benge · Christian ethics · Christian Living · church · Culture · Feminism · Ministry and Mission · Social Justice

So you’re a church leader and you don’t like feminism…

I’m very reluctantly starting to accept that people in the church will feel suspicious towards feminism. It used to annoy me that people still had so many misconceptions about it after all we’ve talked about, but I’ve been thinking about echo chambers lately, and how the things we scroll through on our newsfeeds channel our… Continue reading So you’re a church leader and you don’t like feminism…

Culture · Film, Music & Television · Tara Jane

Real friendships don’t look like sitcoms

[By Tara Jane] [By Tara Jane] I’ve decided I want to be a doctor. I’m terrible with blood and guts, quite squeemish, and struggle to watch Embarrassing Bodies, but I’ve seen Scrubs. It’s all jokes and hanging out at the nurses station, and there’s hardly any blood and guts on Scrubs so it should be… Continue reading Real friendships don’t look like sitcoms

Food and Lifestyle · Love and Relationships · Ministry and Mission · Tara Jane

10 misconceptions about practicing hospitality

[By Tara Jane] Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
(1 Pet 4:9) Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. (Rom 12:13) One of the marks of a Christian is practising hospitality. Whenever it’s mentioned in the New Testament, it is assumed as a staple part of the Christian life. However, lots of people… Continue reading 10 misconceptions about practicing hospitality

Life · Ministry and Mission · Tara Jane

What if you’ve been discipled all along?

By Tara Jane Often when people speak of discipleship, they are talking about meeting up individually with someone, usually an older Christian, and learning from them. It’s not the only form of discipleship, but it’s a great way to grow in faith and maturity. After reading blogs and books like The Trellis and the Vine,… Continue reading What if you’ve been discipled all along?

Culture · Fashion and Beauty · Food and Lifestyle · Reviews · Tara Jane

The life-changing magic of tidying up the gospel

by Tara Jane I want my house to be tidy with zero effort. Is this too much to ask? Marie Kondo doesn’t think so. I recently read “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo because this book promises that the impossible can be possible, we can have a tidy house and it will… Continue reading The life-changing magic of tidying up the gospel

Alie Benge · Christian ethics · Christian Living · church · Ministry and Mission

Let’s Get Together, Yeah Yeah Yeah

This is a post that’s been going around in my head for an age. I kept writing notes in my book and then not using them because I felt whatever angle I went for, someone would get offended. So I’m throwing caution to the wind and hoping that everyone who reads this will understand that… Continue reading Let’s Get Together, Yeah Yeah Yeah

Christian ethics · Ministry and Mission · Tara Jane

When ministry is not glamorous

By Tara Jane If you’re someone who considers what a life of ministry could look like, it’s easy to imagine it being pretty glamorous, with growing programs and people coming to know Christ and growing in their faith. But actually, we need to be content with unglamorous service. When Jesus says we need to take… Continue reading When ministry is not glamorous