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
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
By Alie Benge I went to a talk the other day by the queen of Australia – Melinda Tankard Reist. The topic sounds so grim that I didn’t even want to tell people where I was going, but it was about the sexualisation of children in Western society, and how the normalisation of images of… Continue reading Where Are The Men?
By Alie Benge A while ago I was waiting for the bus to work, wrapped up in a thousand layers because New Zealand. Nothing was different to any other morning, except for the massive existential crisis taking place in the ol’ brain. It was time for my biennial period of doubt. Doubt is something that… Continue reading On Embracing Doubt, and the Doubter’s Paradox
By Alie Benge A guest speaker I’d never met once picked me out of a crowd and told me everything I ever did. From the stage he looked at me and said, ‘You’ve been trying to help people who won’t be helped. This is what you’re doing:’ He said and proceeded to imitate the last four… Continue reading On Burning Out and Getting Used
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