Karina Kreminski

Inner city dweller. Explorer. Writer. Leaf blower hater. Flâneuse.
Neighbourhood enthusiast. Lover of all things urban. Tea snob. Shalom builder.

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The Church as Movement

  It was so refreshing to read the new book by Dan White Jr and JR Woodward The Church as Movement. I'm part of a blog tour where we share our reflections on various thoughts and chapters in the book. I found the book refreshing because so often we see resources...

Why Women Make Excellent Church Planters

(This article first appeared in Junia Project)   There has been a lot of attention for a while now in Christian circles around church planting. When church planting initially started gaining a lot of interest, some people felt that it was a fad and that it would...

Breaking through the culture of fear in Evangelicalism

I was talking recently with someone who has been very involved in inner city mission work for many years now. He was telling me stories about the homeless, marginalized, and destitute that he regularly connects with and tries to help. Some stories were so sad that my...

Moving into “Murder Mall”; An Advent Reflection

Sometimes when horrible things happen, truth and kindness emerge. I've moved into an inner city community recently and so I've been doing a bit of exploring. So far I've been simultaneously appalled and moved several times. Appalled by some of the violence, wrong...

Re-enchantment, Incarnation and Sacred Spaces in the Neighbourhood

  This is a lane with a name and a lamp in memory of the woman who survived being beaten and raped here. She happened to be lesbian. When the sun sets this lamp keeps vigil along with you who read this in silent meditation. I stood there and read those words on a...

When God shows up: What’s a Doubting Functional deist to do?

  My friends shuffled their feet, coughed, avoided eye contact with me and then silence hung in the air for what seemed like an eternity. I had just shared a story with my Christian peers about how I had taken a risk in making some dramatic changes in my life...

What is the future of the Church? Subterranean

Dan White Jr has a new book out called Subterranean: Why the future of the Church is Rootedness and I'm thrilled to be a part of his "Blog Tour" for the book. I'm focusing on Chapter 8 which looks at being "Rooted in Locality".  Most of us have realised by now that...

Should we still call God Father?

. Inevitably, when I’m at a forum where gender is being discussed this question comes up; “Should we still call God Father?” The question annoys me for various reasons but mainly because it is usually used as a barometer for where we stand in relation to feminism as...

The Unproductive Season

fallow land; fallow land, cropland that is not seeded for a season; it may or may not be plowed. The land may be cultivated or chemically treated for control of weeds and other pests or may be left unaltered. Allowing land to lie fallow serves to accumulate moisture...

The Spirituality of Jesus: Stop and Go?

  (This post first appeared on Missio Alliance) Brad Brisco and Lance Ford in their excellent book The Missional Quest have a really helpful chapter called "Stop and Go: Rhythms of Inner Formation." The chapter is about the importance of rest in the life of a...

Leadership Design and Cake

(This post first appeared at Arrow Leadership) I remember very well the time that a wonderful elderly lady from the church I was leading, made an appointment to see me. On the day, she came to my office holding a scrumptious cake she had made so we could eat together....

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About Karina

Karina has worked in the fields of English teaching, Journalism and has also been a Minister in the Church. She currently teaches at Morling College in Sydney and also writes and blogs about spirituality, mission, and theology. Karina has led a church and also been on various denominational boards and vision committees. She loves mentoring young women for leadership and speaks regularly at churches and conferences on neighbourhood and community mission and activism. She is the facilitator of The Happiness Lab at the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre, and is involved in a storytelling project called Surry Hills & Valleys with locals in Surry Hills, an inner city village in Sydney.

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Karina Kreminski

You are not worth more when someone notices you. Draw your identity from the gaze of God, not from the looks and likes of others- Leonard Sweet ...

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“Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.”

― Mary Oliver

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You are not worth more when someone notices you. Draw your identity from the gaze of God, not from the looks and likes of others.

Situation for people with disability in UK depressingly similar in our research in Australia. Daily hassle, discrimination and patronising behaviour, particularly on PT https://t.co/UDsvYEsplK

“Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.”

― Mary Oliver #poetry

Build meaningful friendships with diverse people offline. A twitter follower doesn't count as diversity in your life.

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Special Thanks to Tim Ritchie for the photos!