Ian is an artist based in the Blue Mountains of Greater Sydney. Recently he spent time with Syrian refugees in Lebanon; there, he not only taught them how to paint, but he painted a set of portraits of them.
I caught up with him at the exhibition earlier this year to talk about his time in Lebanon and his task of humanising people who may be othered.
Grab a cuppa and join me as I chat with Wendy this week.
Wendy lost her mother at the age of 7. The last words she remembered was:
"That's Elvis Presley."
Before her mother fell onto the floor. From aged 7 began a journey of grief and processing that continues today.
This week I sit down with Matt Cain who's a philosophy honours student at Notre Dame and we talk about thinking wise, acting ethically, philosophy and contemplate a little on the application of cartesian duality and augustinian thought! It's a little heavier than normal, but great your favourite cuppa and spend a little time with us :)
What does it mean to be a broken human being and parent children? How is Bluey a great father figure? How does a pastor discipline his kids? What does it mean for God to be a Father to us? We ask these questions to Joel Deacon, associate pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne.
This week we sit down with Ruth Baker, writer and enviromentalist consultant, and we chat about her experience as a single mother. Join us with a cup of Earl Grey as we delve into "hot mess" moments and also the hope of being "in Christ."
Join us this week as we have a conversation with Matt Ventura, a bassoonist, MTS apprentice and someone who identifies as a celibate, gary Christian. We talk about this experience, what it means to have a foot in both worlds of the LGBTQI+ community and the Christian communities, identity and the use of language. Bring your cup of earl grey and join us for a stimulating chat.
This week we've spend a leisurely time chatting with Rhys Holton on Friendship and courage and both our experiene of vulnerability and the need to reach out. Join us for a conversation with Earl Grey.
I chat with Popo Desu Ne, strange, kooky, breakdancer and ministry apprentice. We talk about taking risks, honour and shame, pride and whether it was worth giving up things to serve Jesus full time. If you're thinking about ministry apprenticeships, MTS - Ministry Training Strategy, theological education, or full-time paid Gospel work tune in tomorrow and check it out!