By Alie Benge ‘Go and cry out to the gods you have chosen. Let them save you when you are in trouble’. Judges 10:14 At the end of last year, I applied to do my masters in creative writing through the IIML. Only ten people get in each year, out of around 200 applications. So,… Continue reading When Idols Do What Idols Do
By Tara Jane Older women likewise are to be reverent in behaviour, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word… Continue reading Nine things Titus 2 women do
[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
[A Five Minute Friday post by Tara Jane] The walk from work to the train station is a long walk, up a hill, through a park, through the middle of busy streets littered with cafes, clothing stores and the occasional crazy person. But it is a safe walk. Last night I went for a walk… Continue reading #1: Being safe is not normal
By Tara Jane In 2016 I wanted to read more. My goal was to read one book per month, and I’m stoked that I surpassed my goal! I read fourteen books over twelve months. Some were easy, cheesy young adult fics to challenging Christian books to chunky medieval fantasy novels. Like all good books should… Continue reading A tweet for every book I read in 2016
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
I’m writing this at 10 pm in New Zealand. I’ve just spent hours sitting in front of a live feed, watching a fascist Cheezel rise to power over someone infinitely more qualified. From my window, I could see a very timely storm rolling its sleeves up. I even learned how to turn the TV on.… Continue reading How then shall we live?
Today’s bible college interview is from Melinda Choy. Melinda lived in the room next to me (Alie) at Moore, and we had many a fun adventure. Usually in the middle of the night, and usually involving cake. She paused her med degree to spend a year at bible college. When and what did you study? I… Continue reading There and back again: Pressing pause on med school for bible college.
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
By Alie Benge Welcome to the first in a new series. Over the course of a few posts we’re interviewing people who’ve done a diploma at Bible College and why they took a year out of their lives to study the bible. First up, it’s me! When and what did you study: I think it was… Continue reading Reflecting On a Year at Bible College