Jarrod McKenna is the co-founder of First Home Project, a community welcoming, housing and “giving a hand up not a hand-out” to recently arrived refugees, is the Teaching Pastor at Cornerstone Church in Perth, was a part of initiating the #LoveMakesAWay movement, and is a peace award winning nonviolent social change trainer, working primarily in the Middle East and Eastern Europe when not at home.
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Climate Justice Clips: Countdown to Copenhagen, Day 1
Climate Justice Clips: Countdown to Copenhagen, Day 2
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Thanking the Refugee (The Plank in Australia's Eye, Part 2)
The Plank in Australia's Eye
A Meditation on Christian Extremism: Blackwater and the Bonhoeffer 4
God is Not [and has never been] White: Biblical Post-colonial Theology
Jesus did NOT Kill Mohammed
"Jesus Killed Mohammed" was written in Arabic in large red letters on the side of a U.S. Army Special Forces vehicle, armed to kill and rolling through a town in Iraq. It sounds like a bad Mad-Maxesque Hollywood adaption of the Crusades set in our contemporary context. The scene gets more chilling and horrific:
Mark Driscoll, St. Francis, and the Megachurch
Jesus and Justice Always Kiss: A Plea to Youth Pastors Making Out with Empire
A Pop-Star Pastor's Public Fall and the Christian Cult of Celebrity
It was only last month that Sydney newspaper The Herald Sun's Faithworks blog carried a post with this paragraph:
There is an amazing moment on the latest Hillsong DVD, This Is Our [...]
The Olympics, Human Rights, and Holy Mischief
"God Is Love," inscribed on the tracksuit of the athlete who would become the second-fastest man alive, is what first caught the attention of Australian Olympic official Ray Weinberg in the early '60s.
The Sound of Social Justice in Australia: 'From Little Things Big Things Grow'
If you thought socially conscious music in the mainstream was a thing of the past, turn your ears to what Australia is listening to. A song about justice and reconciliation in Australia was the highest new entry in the charts two weeks ago - starting out at #2 on the Australian charts and #2 after Madonna on the digital track charts - and remains in the top 50. As The New York Times reported:
Australia Says Sorry: "This is history, unna?"
Black and white, we waited like I had waited in the mosh pit for Rage Against the Machine two weeks earlier. Yet the main feature on this day, a day that so many had been waiting for, working for, praying for, was just one word: "Sorry."
Matty is one of the many awesome kids in our neighbourhood who don't mind that we are white and often hang out at our houses. As one kid put it, "it's not [...]