Christian ethics · Culture · Tara Jane

Christian, don’t be afraid of the screenshot

The first thing I did when I got Snapchat was totally unoriginal – I took a silly and incredibly ugly selfie and sent it to the three friends I had. To my utter horror, up popped a little notification, innocently informing me that one of those three friends had just taken a screenshot! Much betrayal!… Continue reading Christian, don’t be afraid of the screenshot

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

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

Culture · Life · Tara Jane

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

Culture · Love and Relationships · Music & Television · Reviews · Tara Jane

“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