Jason John

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poet, preacher, Penner, public speaker, palaverer

Poet

My contribution to slam poetry is my resemblance to a love child of Dr Seuss and Pam Ayres, who was adopted out to a scientist and an emotionally repressed priest.

The rest of the time I am an emotionally repressed priest (well, minister), with a background in science.

I try to skate the thin lines between good taste and vulgarity, between insightful commentary and farce, bringing politics, climate activism, religion, science and sex into awkward conversation.  Because in my day job I have to bring climate science and religion and politics into very careful, nuanced conversation, most of which has to be approved by several people.

I’m not a Racist, but I’ve got a racist butt is out now in ebook and paperback, and you can watch some of the poems performed if you click the blue button…

 

 

poet, preacher, Penner, public speaker, palaverer

Penner 

I’m Not a Racist, but I’ve got a Racist Butt.

“…nothing you’d expect to read from a church minister but everything you’ve ever wanted one to say. Addressing politics, sex and religion with thought-provoking humour, this unorthodox collection makes no apologies for its audacious, controversial and challenging poems. Be prepared for your religious stereotypes to be smashed wide open in the most refreshing of ways. Jason is, without a doubt, the Australian Pete Holmes.” – Kathy Parker, writer, poet, author.

A Walk in the Park

Adelaide’s Ecofaith Worship Community

A potted history of the first couple of years of the community, which met to encounter the God of all life, out amongst life.

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Easter Horror Stories

Recovering Jesus’ Good News

In the salvation stories the church reads in the lead up to Easter, someone always gets left out.  Someone always has to suffer, because people apparently cannot just be forgiven.  Jesus disagrees.

Take a walk through the Lent-Easter lectionary readings for the year of Mark, from the early tales of genocide, xenophobia and despotism to the good news in the prophets and Jesus.

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Worshiping Evolution’s God

Christians worshipping God as part of life, not the centre of it.

How do we worship the God of this evolving life? Why is it so hard to get babies out, and why are there so many weeds?

What does brain evolution teach us about sin, and Original Needs rather than Original Sin? What is a post-Darwinian Christian sexual ethic?

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poet, preacher, Penner, public speaker, palaverer

Preacher

I’m a Uniting Church minister, and have just finished my time as a Uniting Earth Advocate (yes, that was a real job title).

For the last two decades I have helped the church collaborate with others of good will to explore what it means to live as better members of the Earth family, encouraging those who need to, to return from their prodigal ways.

There’s a bunch of writings and videos on my old ecofaith site, with information about the Adelaide and Bellingen ecofaith communities I started, and various theological ramblings.  Or you can visit my old work sites at Uniting Earth, and Common Grace.

poet, preacher, Penner, public speaker, palaverer

Public speaker 

June 5th, 2020

Bellingen Poetry Slam MC • Bellingen, NSW

I MC’d the bello slam, which in this covid world was spread over two nights, and included some of the best poets from Australia, plus some astounding feature poets.  Catch the action free at the BRWF FB site 

June 3rd, 2020

Book launch(es) • Bellingen, NSW

For I’m not a Racist but…  Actually there were two launches, one with Adam from BRWF responding to questions on FB live, and another with Debbie Lee from Ingram Spark, which included a few new poems.

March 14th, 2020

Up in Smoke: Beauty, Generosity & Justice in the Bushfire Emergency • Paddington Peace Talks

Now that the bushfire emergency of the last few months has eased, how do we make sure that we remember the cry of our neighbours (actually, our kin)- those billions of other creatures who lost their lives, and their relatives who struggle to survive? 

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