What 2015 Taught Me

We’re about to close 2015. Here’s what I’ve learnt over the year, in no particular order: Friendship – 2015 has taught me that friendship is sometimes seasonal. It’s a heart-warming aspiration to want your nearest and dearest to stay close to you forever. But this year I’ve learnt that the seasonality of friendship is not an

Rome Wasn’t Built In One Day- And Neither Will The Arena

Building something from the ground up is difficult. It requires: – an unshakeable foundation – builders, architects, interior designers, quantity surveyors – functioning systems (think water, electricity, sewage pipes etc.) When we started The Arena it all seemed so simple. We wanted to create a space for young people to interact and learn from one

Fasting: A Lesson In Discipline, Sacrifice And Understanding

Two Sundays ago, I made the decision to fast. Yes, Christians fast too. Fasting is about denying the flesh to engage deeper spiritually. There are examples from the bible of this. Moses fasted before he received the Commandments | Deuteronomy 9:9-18 Elijah fasted in the face of danger | 1 Kings 19:3-9 Daniel fasted for

Slow It Down

This past year has been incredibly intense. My brain is bursting to the seams with things I’ve learnt, people I’ve met and places I’ve been to. I’ve been wondering what to do with all of it. And I don’t want to move on to the next stage of my life without figuring out where it’s