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

Ministry and Mission · Reviews · Tara Jane

11 quotes from ‘The Cross of Christ’ by John Stott (Part 1)

[By Tara Jane] Since I got ‘The Cross of Christ’ by John Stott for my 21st birthday, every few years I’ve pulled it off the shelf, declaring “This is the year I will actually read this!” which has then been followed by a sorrowful “It’s too hard and the words are too big.” But 2017… Continue reading 11 quotes from ‘The Cross of Christ’ by John Stott (Part 1)

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

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

Life · Tara Jane

35 tweets on frugality and following Jesus

In a world that constantly tells us to spend, there’s something refreshing about reading stories of people who have chosen not to, people who are bucking the trend and being careful with their coins. That’s why I love reading personal finance blogs, where real people share the ways they are living frugally and managing their… Continue reading 35 tweets on frugality and following Jesus

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