Here you can find all the stories we've shared so far. Grab a coffee and stay a while!

Artistic impression of article Trauma Informed Practices in Churches and Faith Communities.

Video / Mental Health, Community

Trauma Informed Practices in Churches and Faith Communities.

Deli's talk from the conference 2021.

By Deli Macro-Nottage,
A 11 min read

Artistic impression of article One Year On

Article / Mission, Community, Culture, Allyship

One Year On

Indy and Erin recap the first annual conference.

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 4 min read

Artistic impression of article Post-Pandemic Church

Article / Mission, Community

Post-Pandemic Church

Indy talks about the 2021 conference.

By Indy Hollway,
A 2 min read

Artistic impression of article Our New Book Club

Article / Mission

Our New Book Club

Indy discusses the new book club!

By Indy Hollway,
A 1 min read

Artistic impression of article Seeds of Greatness Part 2: What Makes a Church?

Article / Community, Race, Testimony

Seeds of Greatness Part 2: What Makes a Church?

Part two of Damian Young's story of starting a new church community.

By Damion Young & Erin Iwata,
A 4 min read

Artistic impression of article Spotlight: Geloven in de Stad

Article / Spotlight

Spotlight: Geloven in de Stad

We spotlight Geloven in de Stad, an organization which could be a model for new concept of church and how they function in communities.

By Erin Iwata,
A 4 min read

Artistic impression of article Why Another Church: Damion Young's story

Article / Race, Community, Culture

Why Another Church: Damion Young's story

Damian Young never planned on being a Christian. He just wasn't interested. The first part of his life was in Oakland, California. His grandmother...

By Damion Young & Erin Iwata,
A 4 min read

Artistic impression of article Spotlight Series: Bakers For Change

Article / Spotlight

Spotlight Series: Bakers For Change

Indy and Erin shine the spotlight on Bakers For Change.

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 2 min read

Artistic impression of article On A Mission

Interview / Mission, Community, Testimony

On A Mission

Melanie speaks openly about how her experience as a missionary in Africa led to the deconstruction of her faith.

By Melanie Mack,
A 7 min read

Artistic impression of article Taking A Break

Article / Mission

Taking A Break

A little info about the upcoming break.

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 2 min read

Artistic impression of article Spotlight Series: International Justice Mission

Article / Spotlight

Spotlight Series: International Justice Mission

Indy and Erin shine the spotlight on International Justice Mission.

By Erin Iwata & Indy Hollway,
A 2 min read

Artistic impression of article The Church and Injustice

Article / Relationships, Community

The Church and Injustice

Alida unpacks an important message about God's justice and how we are not called to apathy.

By AKIYE,
A 6 min read

Artistic impression of article Spotlight Series: This Is Gendered

Article / Gender, Spotlight

Spotlight Series: This Is Gendered

Indy and Erin shine the spotlight on This Is Gendered.

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 2 min read

Artistic impression of article Equip The Children

Article / Age, Community, Family

Equip The Children

Cheryl gives us some tips about how we can equip children to build authentic relationships with God.

By Cheryl Johnson,
A 4 min read

Artistic impression of article Dear Me, PS

Video / Dear Me

Dear Me, PS

In the last post of the Dear Me series, Indy and Erin reflect on the letters that were shared and some of the things that they learned.

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 3 min watch

Artistic impression of article The Secret Church

Article / Community, Culture

The Secret Church

Avinash talks about what it was like growing up in a secret church.

By Avinash Aaron,
A 2 min read

Artistic impression of article Dear Me, Love Erin

Article / Dear Me

Dear Me, Love Erin

Erin writes a letter to her future self.

By Erin Iwata,
A 4 min read

Artistic impression of article Youth Group as a Sacred Space

Article / Age, Community, Mission

Youth Group as a Sacred Space

Deli talks about youth work and how the church can foster growth in youth.

By Deli Macro-Nottage,
A 4 min read

Artistic impression of article Life Happens

Article / Relationships

Life Happens

Life happens.

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 1 min read

Artistic impression of article Eyes Wide Open

Article / Allyship, Bible, Community, Mission

Eyes Wide Open

Indy: I don’t know about you but since we started this project my mind has expanded so much it’s almost overwhelming. I’ve become much more aware...

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article Dear Me, Love Alicia

Article / Dear Me

Dear Me, Love Alicia

Alicia writes a letter to her past self.

By Alicia Hovanas,
A 5 min read

Artistic impression of article Ask The Children

Article / Age, Community, Family, Relationships

Ask The Children

Indy looks back on her childhood and argues that our children might be some of the most overlooked members of our congregations.

By Indy Hollway,
A 4 min read

Artistic impression of article Dear Me, Love Cynthia

Article / Dear Me

Dear Me, Love Cynthia

Cynthia writes a letter to her past self.

By Cynthia Akinsanya,
A 2 min read

Artistic impression of article 50 Days

Article / Bible, Community

50 Days

Erin explores the meaning of Pentecost, and what being filled with the Spirit of God means for us.

By Erin Iwata,
A 5 min read

Artistic impression of article Dear Me, Love Janice

Article / Dear Me

Dear Me, Love Janice

Jan writes a letter to her past self.

By Jan Pierce,
A 2 min read

Artistic impression of article 0.5% Faith

Article / Testimony, Relationships, Culture

0.5% Faith

Avi talks about his struggle with faith and how God responds to even 0.5% faith.

By Avinash Aaron,
A 5 min read

Artistic impression of article Dear Me, Love Deli

Article / Dear Me

Dear Me, Love Deli

Deli writes a letter to her past self.

By Deli Macro-Nottage,
A 2 min read

Artistic impression of article Lived Experience and Theology

Article / Bible, Gender, Family, Relationships, Mental Health

Lived Experience and Theology

Deli talks about her experience with Trauma Theology, and how our lived experiences bring us closer to God.

By Deli Macro-Nottage,
A 5 min read

Artistic impression of article Dear Me, Love Indy

Article / Dear Me

Dear Me, Love Indy

Indy writes a letter to her past self.

By Indy Hollway,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article The Personal God

Article / Allyship, Bible, Community

The Personal God

Nathaniel discusses how our relationship with God is personal, and how Christians with different experiences should not be silenced.

By Nathaniel Reichley ,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article Dear Me, Love Mark

Article / Dear Me

Dear Me, Love Mark

Mark write a letter to his past self.

By Mark Ehrenstein,
A 6 min read

Artistic impression of article Celebrating All Bodies

Article / Allyship, Culture, Gender

Celebrating All Bodies

Indy discusses her history with disordered eating, and how fatphobia has no place in the church.

By Indy Hollway,
A 4 min read

Artistic impression of article Dear Me, Love Boriana

Article / Dear Me

Dear Me, Love Boriana

Boriana writes a letter to her past self.

By Boriana Hadjieva,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article Welcome to the New Life

Article / Bible

Welcome to the New Life

Erin and Indy talk about what the resurrection means for us.

By Erin Iwata & Indy Hollway,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article Jesus Didn't Die, He Was Murdered

Article / Bible

Jesus Didn't Die, He Was Murdered

Erin and Indy discuss the dark truth of Good Friday.

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article Getting Older

Article / Age, Allyship

Getting Older

Jan explores what she wishes young people knew about older people.

By Jan Pierce,
A 7 min read

Artistic impression of article Belonging

Poetry / Allyship, Community

Belonging

we thrash — toddlers spilling emotions like warm milk flung from sippy cups splashing walls, painting the floor with slippery ennui. outside...

By Joann Renee Boswell,
A 1 min read

Artistic impression of article Growth Culture

Article / Mission, Culture, Allyship

Growth Culture

Indy and Erin explore an alternative to cancel culture: growth culture.

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article Who Do We Follow?

Poetry / Bible

Who Do We Follow?

The low, forgotten creatures down below Are shut outside the warmth of heaven’s glow. We lie in pools of dirt and cursing sounds, In Hate,...

By Boriana Hadjieva,
A 1 min read

Artistic impression of article We Have Work To Do

Article / Gender, Mental Health, Relationships

We Have Work To Do

Trigger Warning: This piece talks about sexual harassment and violence. Although there is no description of events, please read cautiously. ...

By Indy Hollway,
A 6 min read

Artistic impression of article The Choosing Human

Article / Allyship

The Choosing Human

Earlier today I went to the Post Office to mail a letter, and as I walked out, I noticed a woman walking up with a large box. She seemed to be holding...

By Nathaniel Reichley ,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article I Am The Church

Article / Mission, Bible, Community

I Am The Church

“The Church” is a rather loose term for a lot of people. To my non-religious neighbors, it conjures up images of cryptic rituals, large stone...

By Erin Iwata,
A 5 min read

Artistic impression of article What does Our Church Too mean to you?

Video / Mission

What does Our Church Too mean to you?

We asked some of our contributors and followers to answer the question What Does Our Church Too Mean To You? Music: Akiye...

A 1 min read

Artistic impression of article What The Church Needs to Know About Mental Health

Article / Mental Health, Disability

What The Church Needs to Know About Mental Health

When my dear friend and mentor died I was in graduate school training to be a clinical psychologist. Before her death my Christian friends freely...

By Kimberly Snow, PsyD,
A 5 min read

Artistic impression of article Can A Male Saviour Save Women?

Article / Gender, Bible

Can A Male Saviour Save Women?

I’m training for ordained ministry (ie I want to be a pastor) and that involves studying theology.  And so we get to think about lots of different...

By Julia Bell,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article Let's Talk About... Culture

Interview / Culture, Race, Let's talk about

Let's Talk About... Culture

This article is written based on answers to an upcoming podcast. Whilst we attempt to uphold the author's opinions, bear in mind that their answers...

By Elisabeth Hoole & Indy Hollway,
A 2 min read

Artistic impression of article Disillusionment

Article / Testimony, Community

Disillusionment

I was born and raised in the Christian church. My family has attended the same non-denominational church for my entire 30-year life. I, myself, have...

By Kailey Tillman,
A 4 min read

Artistic impression of article Let's Talk About... Black Lives Matter

Interview / Race, Let's talk about

Let's Talk About... Black Lives Matter

This article is written based on answers to an upcoming podcast. Whilst we attempt to uphold the author's opinions, bear in mind that their answers...

By AKIYE, Elisabeth Hoole & Indy Hollway,
A 4 min read

Artistic impression of article Collective Grace

Article / Allyship, Mission

Collective Grace

I’ve been in conversations with a 20 year old aspiring politician. He is brilliant and thoughtful, and most of his political ideas are in complete...

By Erin Iwata,
A 5 min read

Artistic impression of article Let's Talk About... LGBTQ+

Interview / LGBTQ+, Gender, Let's talk about

Let's Talk About... LGBTQ+

This article is written based on answers to an upcoming podcast. Whilst we attempt to uphold the author's opinions, bear in mind that their answers...

By Mark Ehrenstein & Indy Hollway,
A 5 min read

Artistic impression of article A Litany for a Worn and Weary World: There is Room at the Table

Poetry / Allyship, Community, Relationships

A Litany for a Worn and Weary World: There is Room at the Table

I know a man who used to be a Christian. Now he runs the other way and lives in sin. He’s ruined his chances with God. **There is Room at the...

By Jan Pierce,
A 1 min read

Artistic impression of article Let's Talk About... Let's Talk About!

Interview / Mission, Let's talk about

Let's Talk About... Let's Talk About!

Indy: I am so excited about our new series Erin: I know you are. And I am too. Indy: I feel like, ever since we came up with this idea,...

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 2 min read

Artistic impression of article An Extraordinary Night

Article / Bible

An Extraordinary Night

Before we share one of Katy's entrancing short stories below, here is something she has written about the importance of Christian Fiction: I love a...

By Katy Hollway,
A 12 min read

Artistic impression of article Bibliography for Unfair Nostalgia

Article / Gender, Bible

Bibliography for Unfair Nostalgia

Alicia has provided a complete bibliography to go along with her series, Unfair Nostalgia. You can catch up with each section by clicking on the...

By Alicia Hovanas,
A 2 min read

Artistic impression of article Unfair Nostalgia Finale

Article / Gender, Bible

Unfair Nostalgia Finale

We have been discussing the role of women in the church, and the unfair nostalgia that many churches use as a lens with which to justify the...

By Alicia Hovanas,
A 7 min read

Artistic impression of article White Saviour Flavour

Article / Race, Allyship

White Saviour Flavour

When I was around the age of 4 or 5, I vividly remember my church in Bulgaria receiving Christmas presents from another church in Germany. I don’t...

By Boriana Hadjieva,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article Am I My Brother's Keeper?

Poetry / Race, Allyship

Am I My Brother's Keeper?

I had a conversation with a long-time friend. My friend said: “You and I have our differences when it comes to worldview. Here are some of my...

By Jan Pierce,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article Unfair Nostalgia Part 3

Article / Gender, Bible

Unfair Nostalgia Part 3

Last week we explored the new “home as haven” concept in Victorian America where women were relegated to be the queens (sans the power and privilege...

By Alicia Hovanas,
A 6 min read

Artistic impression of article Peaches and Coconuts: Allyship and the Church

Article / Allyship

Peaches and Coconuts: Allyship and the Church

When I was getting my undergrad in business in the US, I needed to take a class on International Business. One of the students in the group was an...

By Hadeel McCall,
A 5 min read

Artistic impression of article Your Worst Is Enough

Article / Mental Health

Your Worst Is Enough

Frozen 2 is one of my all time favourite movies. Both Frozen movies are fun, easy to watch, and the songs are grade A. But Frozen 2 has this grown up...

By Indy Hollway,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article Unfair Nostalgia Part 2

Article / Gender, Bible

Unfair Nostalgia Part 2

I hope you buckled up last week since we dove right into the backdrop of the American Victorian era, situated amongst the boom and culmination of the...

By Alicia Hovanas,
A 5 min read

Artistic impression of article Jesus: Friend Of The Anxious And Fearful

Article / Mental Health

Jesus: Friend Of The Anxious And Fearful

It has taken me almost five years and a very persistent sister to acknowledge that I probably have an anxiety disorder. Too often, I find myself...

By Esther Hoole,
A 4 min read

Artistic impression of article Simple Faith

Article / Family, Culture

Simple Faith

I believe most Christians, like myself, struggle with their faith throughout their life, but especially during difficult times. In these darkest...

By Elisabeth Hoole,
A 5 min read

Artistic impression of article Unfair Nostalgia Part 1

Article / Gender, Bible

Unfair Nostalgia Part 1

There is a prominent belief circulating in Protestant Churches, especially American Evangelical churches that women’s roles are, always have been, and...

By Alicia Hovanas,
A 4 min read

Artistic impression of article New Years Resolutions

Article / Mission, Community

New Years Resolutions

Our last weekly meeting of 2020 looked much the same as all our other weekly meetings. Wherever possible, and wise, we had been doing these weekly...

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 4 min read

Artistic impression of article Happy New Year!

Article / Mission

Happy New Year!

Indy: We did it! We made it to 2021! Happy New Year! Erin: 2020 was formative...and terrible. Indy: Yes, but it wasn’t all bad… at...

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 2 min read

Artistic impression of article Advent 2020: Brighter Future

Article / Advent 2020

Advent 2020: Brighter Future

Erin: Christmas to me is about heritage. It was about my grandmother’s hands making dough with me, foods passed down from generations and reserved...

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 4 min read

Artistic impression of article Advent: Friends, Let Us Be Good Friends

Article / Advent 2020

Advent: Friends, Let Us Be Good Friends

What do you do for Christmas? This is one of my most asked questions around this time of year. Maybe because I’m in relatively new friendships...

By Ritsya-el Mathews,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article Advent: New Christmas Traditions

Video / Advent 2020

Advent: New Christmas Traditions

In this video, Mark tells us about how he will be spending Christmas this year, as opposed to years in the past. He also tells us all about new...

By Mark Ehrenstein,
A 1 min read

Artistic impression of article Advent: I Choose Jesus

Article / Advent 2020

Advent: I Choose Jesus

I grew up in Australia as the daughter of immigrant parents. One from Indonesia. One from Germany. Family gatherings were filled with a mix of...

By Ilona Wilson,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article Advent: Christmas Memories

Article / Advent 2020

Advent: Christmas Memories

Christmas time is magical, especially for children. It’s grown in commercialism since I was a child, but there was a lot of greedy anticipation back...

By Jan Pierce,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article Advent: How the Meaning of Christmas to Me is Changing

Article / Advent 2020

Advent: How the Meaning of Christmas to Me is Changing

When November came around this year, I was surprised that I hadn’t already covered the entire house in wreaths, Christmas trees (yes, I often have...

By Elisabeth Hoole,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article Advent: Christmas When Family is Complicated

Article / Advent 2020

Advent: Christmas When Family is Complicated

Christmas feels like a window into someone’s family life. The question of what you are doing for the holidays begins to swirl through conversations as...

By Deborah Beutler,
A 2 min read

Artistic impression of article Advent: Christmas... What does it mean to me...?

Article / Advent 2020

Advent: Christmas... What does it mean to me...?

Christmas for me, being from the southern hemisphere has always been about the beach, sun (One Christmas day it got up to 50 degrees!), some lekker...

By Brandon Heim,
A 2 min read

Artistic impression of article Advent: Hospitality and Diversity

Article / Advent 2020

Advent: Hospitality and Diversity

When I first became a Christian, Christmas took on a whole new meaning for me. I would be at a carol service, or a department store, I’d hear a...

By Cynthia Akinsanya,
A 2 min read

Artistic impression of article Bright Spots: Vision 2021

Article / Mission, Bright Spots

Bright Spots: Vision 2021

Indy: So we’ve nearly made it to Christmas. Erin: We have indeed! Indy: What a weird Christmas it’s going to be! All locked down and no...

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 2 min read

Artistic impression of article Environmental Resources

Article / Environment

Environmental Resources

On Monday, Benjamin shared a little about his passion for the environment and our responsibility as Christians to be good stewards. Having known...

By Indy Hollway,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article Good Stewards

Article / Environment

Good Stewards

Ever since I was young, I've enjoyed the topic of science and the planet. One of my earliest goals in life was to travel into space (still working on...

By Benjamin Hollway,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article Series Preview: Unfair Nostalgia

Article / Bright Spots, Gender

Series Preview: Unfair Nostalgia

We are excited to announce that we have a series coming out in January. We want to engage in a longer conversation with the role of women in the...

By Alicia Hovanas,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article MUSIC

Article / Family, Culture

MUSIC

I come from an “interesting” family background, to say the least. Paradoxically, we are all quite sensitive or emotive by nature, but our culture of...

By AKIYE,
A 2 min read

Artistic impression of article Why I Still Listen to Contemporary Christian Music

Article / Culture

Why I Still Listen to Contemporary Christian Music

*When the toast has burned and all the milk has turned And Captain Crunch is waving farewell When the big one finds you, may this song remind you That...

By Brock Dittus,
A 7 min read

Artistic impression of article Bright Spots: Majority World Church

Article / Bright Spots, Race

Bright Spots: Majority World Church

It’s worthwhile to note that the majority of Christians are not white. As of 2018, Africa was the continent with the most Christians, with South...

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 2 min read

Artistic impression of article Christ Was Not White (And Neither is Christianity)

Article / Race, Culture

Christ Was Not White (And Neither is Christianity)

From my younger days, my culture has been significant to me. Sri Lankan food, in all its spice and diversity, was culture to me. My understanding of...

By Elisabeth Hoole,
A 4 min read

Artistic impression of article “Follow Me” said Jesus

Article / Race, Testimony

“Follow Me” said Jesus

I am a cis-female born in India to a middle-class set of parents who were both migrants in Mumbai with vestiges of British colonial power affecting...

By Ritsya-el Mathews,
A 5 min read

Artistic impression of article Bright Spots: Modesty

Article / Bright Spots, Gender, Culture

Bright Spots: Modesty

This week we shared two pieces about the culture of shame around women’s bodies, especially purity culture within the church. Each piece mentions the...

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article Taking Off My Purity Culture Blinders

Article / Gender, Culture

Taking Off My Purity Culture Blinders

If you’ve grown up outside the Christian bubble, the term “purity culture” might sound a bit foreign. Heck, even if you do come from Christian...

By Boriana Hadjieva,
A 4 min read

Artistic impression of article Saltiness Restored

Poetry / Family

Saltiness Restored

“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is...

By Joann Renee Boswell,
A 2 min read

Artistic impression of article What Is Our Church Too?

Video / Mission

What Is Our Church Too?

This video is all about who we are, what our mission is, what our values are, and what you can expect from our platform. We hope this not only...

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 1 min read

Artistic impression of article Bright Spots: Sermons

Article / Bright Spots, Race, Bible

Bright Spots: Sermons

This week we heard great wisdom from Cynthia Akinsanya and Jan Pierce. While Jan was reflecting back on her life, Cynthia was reaching forward towards...

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 2 min read

Artistic impression of article My White Life

Article / Age, Race

My White Life

Introduction by Erin Iwata: I was a kid when I met Jan. As I grew, Jan transitioned from a kind adult to a mentor and friend. While I was...

By Jan Pierce,
A 7 min read

Artistic impression of article The Heartbeat of Heaven

Article / Race, Family

The Heartbeat of Heaven

I can’t believe this time has come. One minute I’m peeing on a pregnancy test and it seems the next I’m looking at universities and making helpful...

By Cynthia Akinsanya,
A 5 min read

Artistic impression of article LORD

Poetry / Gender

LORD

with every utterance of that word p i e r c i n g my ears, sharp and heavy, I must physically heave shoulders U P under that weight balanced...

By Joann Renee Boswell,
A 2 min read

Artistic impression of article Burden

Poetry / Mental Health

Burden

I used to live in the muddy streets of Life And bathe in other people’s filth. I was scared, alone, and cold. I used to walk the path alone, My...

By Boriana Hadjieva,
A 1 min read

Artistic impression of article Tentative

Poetry / Mental Health

Tentative

You see, I was stressed About life I guess Deadlines and Fine lines and Rewinds. And God said “I'm going to give you some more time, How...

By Indy Hollway,
A 1 min read

Artistic impression of article Bright Spots: Dignity

Article / Bright Spots, Bible

Bright Spots: Dignity

This week has been all about welcoming people into our lives and treating them with the respect and dignity that they deserve. All of us on the team...

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article Who Deserves Space at the Table?

Article / Mission, Family, Allyship, Community

Who Deserves Space at the Table?

I’ve found it difficult to talk to some of my Christian friends about this project. I bring up the website, or maybe they tentatively ask, but I can...

By Erin Iwata,
A 5 min read

Artistic impression of article Deserving

Art / Allyship

Deserving

I was thinking a bit lately about the things that people should be...

By Ilona Wilson,
A 1 min read

Artistic impression of article Bright Spots: Anti-Ableism

Article / Bright Spots, Disability, LGBTQ+, Allyship

Bright Spots: Anti-Ableism

This week we heard stories and poetry from Debbie and Candice. Both are people with disabilities. Candice is also identifies transgender. Each week,...

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 2 min read

Artistic impression of article Minesweeper

Poetry / Disability, Mental Health

Minesweeper

The world around me feels like an old computer game I used to play on my grandmothers desktop as a child: Minesweeper. To play the game, you would...

By Deborah Beutler,
A 1 min read

Artistic impression of article A Roman's 12 Woman

Interview / LGBTQ+, Disability, Gender

A Roman's 12 Woman

I met Candice during my freshman year of college. She had a quick wit and bright smile, and an undeniable optimism and open-heartedness to anyone who...

By Erin Iwata & Candice Siegfried,
A 7 min read

Artistic impression of article Bright Spots: Feminism

Article / Bright Spots, Gender, Allyship

Bright Spots: Feminism

This week has been all about feminism. Both Erin and Indy have posted personal stories about different facets of feminism and christianity, which we...

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 4 min read

Artistic impression of article Jesus Is A Feminist

Article / Gender, Bible, LGBTQ+

Jesus Is A Feminist

I’m very proud to call myself a feminist. I’m not afraid of the possibly negative connotations caused by the word ‘feminist’; just as I’m not afraid...

By Indy Hollway,
A 5 min read

Artistic impression of article Niddah

Poetry / Gender, Culture, Bible

Niddah

*Niddah is the Jewish law surrounding female menstruation. Strong- assured masculine even, chiseled rigor of motherhood, capable, master...

By Erin Iwata,
A 1 min read

Artistic impression of article Bright Spots: Advocacy

Article / Bright Spots, Disability, Race, Allyship, Community

Bright Spots: Advocacy

Our Church Too is all about sharing stories and advocating for each other. However, advocating can be really difficult, and it’s important to be in...

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 5 min read

Artistic impression of article Disability and The Church

Article / Disability, Allyship

Disability and The Church

I was practically born into the church and I became a Christian at a very young age. My faith is a huge part of who I am - it shapes my identity. I...

By Deborah Beutler,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article The Importance of Language: How Meaning Changes Everything

Article / Culture

The Importance of Language: How Meaning Changes Everything

It is practically impossible to divorce words from meaning. The very purpose of language is to use abstract, nonsensical sounds for equally abstract,...

By Boriana Hadjieva,
A 2 min read

Artistic impression of article Bright Spots: LGBTQ+

Article / Bright Spots, LGBTQ+

Bright Spots: LGBTQ+

This week’s Bright Spots are books, movies, and websites that discuss the intersection of Christianity and the LGTBQ+ community. We hope that these...

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 5 min read

Artistic impression of article There Is No Catch

Article / Mission, Mental Health, Family

There Is No Catch

The promise of Christ is that all who labour and are heavy laden can receive rest. All who seek and search after God with their hearts will find Him....

By Indy Hollway,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article The Church is Our Home Too

Article / LGBTQ+, Family, Community

The Church is Our Home Too

“The church is our home too.” This statement carries with it many feelings, emotions and realities for me. My name is Mark and my history with the...

By Mark Ehrenstein,
A 6 min read

Artistic impression of article Unity In Fighting For Justice

Article / Race, Culture

Unity In Fighting For Justice

A few years ago, while worshipping at my church in Sri Lanka, I heard a sermon preached about the importance of unity within the church. To explain...

By Elisabeth Hoole,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article Our Bright Spots

Article / Bright Spots

Our Bright Spots

When we started this project, we wanted to highlight the positives as well as illuminate the problems. While we don't have clear answers, there are...

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 3 min read

Artistic impression of article Why Are We Doing This?

Interview / Mission

Why Are We Doing This?

Erin: Why am I doing this? Who am I to think that I could budge the massive stone walls of the church? Who am I to think I know anything at all?...

By Indy Hollway & Erin Iwata,
A 4 min read

Artistic impression of article Launch Video

Video / Mission, Community

Launch Video

Our Church Too has officially launched! Here is a little video which speaks to the mission of the project; we hope it makes you smile! Our vision is...

A 1 min read