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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A Prayer for Pentecost Sunday

  When I listen to jazz I often feel like the notes being played are the notes between the notes. Jazz seems to be about the in-between spaces rather than what already exists. There's a playfulness, an exploration happening and from that new melodies are created...

The Subversive Act of Hugging

  Sometimes it's the smallest things that can undermine a whole social system. There is a video on social media of a Muslim man who stands on the street blindfolded, arms outstretched, with a sign at his feet that reads; I'm Muslim and people call me a terrorist....

Hygge and the Longing for Home

  It seems like everywhere I go today I hear about Hygge. Hygge is the latest craze to hit our trend-obsessed world surpassing mindfulness and happiness as the medicine which will soothe our troubled souls in a weary, tumultuous world. It's yet another gift given...

Getting rid of Christian labels and calling out sexism

  At a lecture on gender some time ago I said Christians have become much too obsessed in discussing matters around gender which circulate around whether, for example, women can preach in the church, whether they can lead men, whether we are complementarians or...

Things only religious women hear

Last night I went to Susan Carland's book launch in Sydney. She has written a book called Fighting Hislam which is about standing against a patriarchal interpretation of Islam. She has interviewed Muslim women in Australia and North America about their experiences of...

Practicing peace-making conversations in a polarised world

This recent photo caught my attention. It is of 16-year-old Lucie Myslíková, a girl scout who is standing up to a rightwing demonstrator a May Day rally held by neo-Nazis  in the Czech Republic’s second biggest city. It reminded me of this photo also taken recently....

Why are so many Christians looking for churches?

  Lately I have lost track of how many Christians I am meeting who ask me if I know of any churches in their area that they might be able to join. Some of them are not currently attending a church, others are at a church but find it unsatisfying. We know of...

In praise of people who pull faces at library windows

My neighbourhood library has individual seats that line up at a long shared table which face those sitting there to a glass exterior wall letting us look out onto the street. It's a busy street and a busier library. The seats are usually all taken by the time that I...

Is International Women’s Day Tokenistic?

Yet again International Women's Day is upon us and I start feeling that familiar sense of resignation, discouragement and mild annoyance. Various social media discussions have been circulating around activities planned for International Women's Day. The city of...

There are more female pastors…but.

  I came across an article today that sounded very encouraging. Female pastors are on the rise, I skimmed to the section where this was mentioned just to be sure that I had not read wrongly. I hadn't. There are more females as pastors than ever before today. This...

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About Karina Kreminski

Karina Kreminski 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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I feel like I'm in the presence of parish mission royalty. I got to tag along this morning as my dear friend @KarinaKreminski showed my other dear friends Paul and Elizabeth Sparks around her neighbourhood, Surry Hills.

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Special Thanks to Tim Ritchie for the photos!