Tearing Down Walls

September 16, 2018

This week I was in Berlin, Germany at the invitation of Welcoming International – a fledgling initiative and network that is seeking to bring together various national and regional partners across the globe who are focussed on welcoming and inclusion work – particularly in relation to migrants, refugees and...

Speaking Truth to Power

January 25, 2018

“Words hold power.” Aleem shares his theme for 2018 and what it might mean to speak truth to power.

Into The Wild

December 11, 2017

“What is being stripped away, what is being redeemed, and what is being added?” Aleem discusses three key concepts from Mark 1:1-8: wilderness; forgiveness & redemption; and, preparation.

A Canaanite Woman, Prejudice and Transformation

December 10, 2017

Aleem explores Matthew 15:21-28, in which Jesus infamously refers to an Indigenous woman as a ‘dog’, and outlines why he finds solace in refusing to “get Jesus ‘off the hook'”.

Compassion as a Spiritual Practice

December 10, 2017

Aleem considers compassion as a spiritual practice (with a significant contribution from Brené Brown).

How Did Jesus Read The Bible?

December 10, 2017

Aleem poses the question “How did Jesus read ‘The Bible’?” and considers what that might mean for how we interpret and incarnate Scripture today.

More Kingdom, Less Empire

June 29, 2017

Aleem shares from his own vocational journey as he considers what it might mean that the kingdom of God is in our midst.

We Are All ‘Us’ and ‘Them’

May 3, 2017

There are many voices that we don’t often privilege in churches or society. People we hear about but not from. First Australians, women, LGBT, recent immigrants, people living with a disability or mental illness – are commonly represented on the ‘voiceless’ list. I know we will all benefit from...

It’s Time to Pass the Mic.

April 24, 2017

Aleem considers what it might mean to give voice to the voiceless and suggests that it’s time for the church to pass the microphone.

An Upside Down World

April 17, 2017

Aleem poses the question “have we got it all wrong?”, and considers an Easter story in which we crucified God, but God in turn raises us to life.