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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

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The practicalities of glorifying God with a disposable income

By Tara Jane When I previously wrote on glorifying God with a disposable income, I talked mostly about the three principles that should drive our attitude towards money: This money is not my money This money is not my security This money is not my comfort So if my attitude towards money is a recognition… Continue reading The practicalities of glorifying God with a disposable income

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“I came here to follow my heart.” The Bachelor and the Bible

BY TARA JANE Roses, dates, romance, rejection. I’m surprised it took me so long to fall for The Bachelor, with my deep passion for trashy television, but nevertheless here I am deeply outraged by the Australian Season 4 finale. What frustrated me most was not watching Richie chose Alex over Nikki, or watching Nikki sob… Continue reading “I came here to follow my heart.” The Bachelor and the Bible

Christian ethics · Culture · Life · Tara Jane

Glorifying God with a disposable income

By Tara Jane When we started this blog, our vision was to speak to people like us, twenty somethings who are figuring out how Jesus really is Lord and Saviour over every part of life. Yet we haven’t blogged about money much. The twenties is when most people land their first full-time job (some earlier, some later).… Continue reading Glorifying God with a disposable income

Alie Benge · Culture · Feminism · Film · Film, Music & Television · Music & Television · Reviews · Sexuality

Thoughts from RISEN

I went to see Risen the other week, pre-judgements in hand. From the trailer it looked like a fresh take, but there are certain things I’ve come to expect from any bible movie – washed out theology, campy dialogue and a Jesus that looks fresh from the salon. Surprisingly, Risen was so good. Though based… Continue reading Thoughts from RISEN

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

Everybody’s Problem

Here in Wellington we have an event every six weeks called the Radical Tea Party, where about 50 or so people get together, drink fair trade tea and talk about different social issues. Last night the topic was on feminism and I was asked to be on the panel. One of the questions given to… Continue reading Everybody’s Problem

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

Sorry, Not Sorry: Why I Use ‘That Word’

Ironically, my ‘coming out’ as a feminist was in a blog post titled ‘Why I Am Not a Feminist’. For a long time I maintained that while I held strong views on women’s rights, the label shouldn’t be necessary, just as there is no label for ‘not-racist’. It seemed obvious to me that women and… Continue reading Sorry, Not Sorry: Why I Use ‘That Word’