buying rubbish

It’s ‘inorganic rubbish collection’ time in Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand. Northcote street-sides are loaded down with previously-wanted, cheaply-made, briefly-enjoyed and hastily-discarded stuff. Interestingly, a rather large percentage of the items you’ll see piled outside homes in the area can be seen in pre-broken, pre-rusted or pre-outdated condition in store advertising fliers like the “Outdoor Living… Continue reading buying rubbish

the logic that allowed public porn

Judge Nicola Mathers had this to say in regards to the ‘Boobs on Bikes’ parade in Auckland. It is ‘not offensive per se for women to be topless’; her court was not one ‘of morals and it was her job to stick to the law’; and that “It may well be that the parade is… Continue reading the logic that allowed public porn

the story of stuff

watch it here (worth all 20 minutes of your time). Note: The scope of this thing is so huge, please don’t fault it for making sweeping statements – to cover what it does in 20 minutes, it has to make its statements as general as possible.

help! i’m not acting right!

Thoughts, Feelings, Actions Here’s a theologically loaded statement: Right beliefs (ortho-doxy) create right feelings and lead to right actions (ortho-praxy). As Christ-ians, our life (and thereby, our life-STYLE as well) is all about Christ. This is true isn’t it? Whatever we think, feel or do ought to be thought, felt or done in regard to… Continue reading help! i’m not acting right!

tough going

Alright, Let me share what I’m learning about how God shapes us. People approach the Christian life with different mindsets. Some literally think that God’s sole purpose for their existence is that they can be happy, fulfilled, financially independent, popular, etc. True; the Christian life comes complete with times of happiness and fulfillment. And yes,… Continue reading tough going