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.