Is God who we think He is?

I lost my job in December, just over 4 months ago. Everything about it, at the time, felt right for the most part. I knew God was going to move me somewhere, somehow, but I didn’t know any of the particulars. Needless to say, with 5 mouths to feed (including Bob...

7 year recap

In 2005 I was 24 years old. I had a dream of a place where free thoughts about Christian spirituality could be shared without fear of criticism or reprise. Upptäcka Network was born in October of 2007, about a year after I moved to England. Since then I started my own...

The God East of Eden

Hi, I’m just trying to process something, an experience that I don’t think is uncommon, but this is my spin on it. (In fact, to undertake this ‘process’ means that I will inevitably have to write, to try and make sense of things).   For someone like...

How to be

How should we ‘be’? As people who intimately know the most powerful being in the universe? As people whom that being calls children and even friends? As citizens of an ancient culture? How do we treat our co-workers, friends, family? Do we embrace our...

The Big Issue

The big issue, my biggest issue, is not a matter of social justice. My biggest fear, does not concern being oppressed by Corporate Government or Corporate Church.   As an aside, I sometimes wonder if God gives us our artistic gifts to drive us mad? We produce...

Casting God’s Shadow

Hi, I was looking at this notion of being created as ‘imago Dei‘ and wondered what it meant for us in the 21st Century. I did a little etymological investigation into the root of this word. In Hebrew ‘tselem’ is the word for this creative act (imago). It...

The Cultural Way of Being – Ennui, exhaustion and consumption

Ennui, exhaustion and consumption Here’s a quote from ‘The Cultural Way of Being’. “From the hearts of people, this resonant art of the shared life will exorcise the despair of Postmodern distractions—the playing of meaningless games to quell the boredom of a...

Sunday Night ennui and the Mid-Life Crisis

So, I’m sat here looking for a film to watch and all I can find is “Source Code” with Jake Gyllenhall. Well, not bad you may think. Mmm, I agree, it’s clever, but does it really change anything. If you want to find film-makers who give a damn...

Tree House Quotes

Hi, Thanks for coming along to the Tree House last night. I thought I’d add the quotes from the Intro to our evening, so here goes. They encapsulate the challenges I’m making of my own work in 2013. What challenges do you face? Gaston Bachelard –...