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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From Cumulus To Cirrus Today

Today I went for a jog and the wind was not my friend. The usually quiet bay where I run was heaving and swaying rhythmically. The water instead of looking like some kind of blue, smooth gelatine wobbling delicately as it usually does, transformed into a wrinkly,...

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...

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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

Common Grace
When we're surrounded by so much injustice, it can be easy to become numb or indifferent to the pain around us. But God calls us to "hunger and thirst for righteousness" by living it out in our love and kindness shown to our neighbour.

In today's Lent video, Karina Kreminski reflects on how those who long for righteousness, peace and justice find fullness in the Kingdom of God, as they participate with God's in making right the injustice in our world.

For daily bible readings and spiritual practises on this passage, visit www.commongrace.org.au/beatitudes_hunger_and_thirst_for_righteousness
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❤️❤️❤️❤️ thank you for that beautiful & challenging message friend

I watched it more than once! Wonderful video! 🙏

So much yes... xo

You have a gift. May we be disrupted and disruptive

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An unintended consequence of #MeToo is that some men are feeling tentative in their interaction with women. They're concerned about being misrepresented, even if they might not have done anything wrong. So where do we go from here? @KarinaKreminski

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5 Valuable Books on Hospitality:

•Saved By Faith & Hospitality By Joshua Jipp
•Making Room By Christine Pohl
•Christian Hospitality & Muslim Immigration In An Age of Fear By Matthew Kaemingk
•Reaching Out By Henri Nouwen
•Befriending the Stranger By Jean Vanier

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Special Thanks to Tim Ritchie for the photos!