Friday, April 25, 2008

The rest of the Sydney trip

Been back from Sydney for just over a week now, but haven't blogged about the rest of the trip. I've been a bit distracted. (Mehrin and I are going out!)
Anthony Venn-Brown (founder of of Youth Alive, now a gay ambassador) came and spoke to us at Hope Street's centre in Darlinghurst (where 35% of people are gay) came and shared his experience of being a gay man in the church. One thing he said that impacted us a lot was that Christians think the GLBT community are conspiring against the church, trying to undermine Christian values and trying to make it harder for Christians to practice their faith in our society. Anthony said that the GLBT community has pretty much the same suspicions about the church, and that both groups need to be in dialogue, so that they can realise they're not out to get each other.
Took these pictures one night when me and Dave went for a walk around the Botanic Gardens and Circular Quay:

And these are pieces of a puzzle I found that had been dropped in the street in Glebe:

3 comments:

Anthony Venn-Brown said...

nice to meet you Chris. Hope the things I shared were helpful.

I see you are a creative photographer as well.

Let me know if i can be of further help at any time.

Anthony Venn-Brown said...

God bless

Christop said...

Thanks Anthony! :)
Have peace.