Staff Reflections

Isaiah renders a scene that often occupies my imagination. The holy council assembles in the temple before the massive glory (kabod) of the Lord. The...

Some of the most delightful times I’ve spent with my children came recently as we read aloud together Frances Burnett’s The Secret Garden. The story...

I. Her life: She is a mother of two young boys in her mid-30s. A creative, a producer, and an achiever. Highly introverted. She popped in...

To help us grow and learn from one another’s spiritual practices, we asked two members of the Venn team to write short reflections on the...

I. I’ve been feeling disquiet; and it’s been growing. Disquiet as we approach the forthcoming General Election. In a world ravaged and disrupted by COVID-19, in...

This poem was occasioned by banter with Venn colleague Luke Fenwick. At some point in a boisterous exchange, he challenged me in an off-hand way...

Are you Humbly Grateful or Grumbly Hateful? What’s your attitude? Do you grumble and moan, or let it be known, You’re grateful for all God’s done for you? Which...

Lucy Collingwood has recently been appointed as Venn's Hospitality and Events Coordinator. She is an alumna of the Residential Fellowship (2018/19) and has worked in...

This piece on Ordinary Time was first published in Venn’s print publication The Common, Winter 2019. We are republishing it here to help us understand...