Ministry and Mission · Tara Jane

4 truths to combat loneliness at church

[By Tara Jane] She sat third row from the back. “Stay and have a cup of tea and continue in fellowship”, the service leader encouraged. She looked left hopefully, but the family there were already chatting with people in the next row. She turned right, but the young guy had already scurried off. She looked… Continue reading 4 truths to combat loneliness at church

Love and Relationships · Tara Jane

Think they’re a cute match?

I’m uncomfortable with people trying to match-make. Just to get the record straight, I am not talking about the careful and considerate conversation a friend might have with someone who is single, offering to introduce them to another single person who could be partner potential. I think done right, those careful introductions can be quite loving. I’m… Continue reading Think they’re a cute match?

Ministry and Mission · Tara Jane

How can we support Christians in Iraq?

 What’s going on ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham) announced last week an ultimatum to Christians living in northern Iraq. They have three choices: 1) convert to Islam, 2) pay a special religious levy/tax of approx $450USD per month or 3) face death. The ruling came into effect last Saturday, 19th July. Christians are fleeing… Continue reading How can we support Christians in Iraq?