Common Ground

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...

It’s not always a vertiginous mountain or the sky on fire at sunset. Wonder and delight can be found in the ordinary also: on the...

Andrew Das is an alumnus of the Residential Internship (2014/15) and works as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Otago, Christchurch. He lives...

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...

Waiora Te Moni attended Summer Conference 2020 and is currently in immersive study of te reo Māori. She lives in Te Moana-a-Toi (Tauranga) and worships...

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...