The six chapters of BUILDING BRIDGES
are shaped around the following themes:
Chapter 1: All In One
Pentecost reveals that God is less concerned with dogma than with diversity, with purity than with people, and with rightness than with relationships. This is why the Spirit calls us to be bridge-builders who celebrate diversity and seek ways to connect across differences.
Chapter 2: The Other Side
The idea of Trinity is not a test of doctrinal purity or theological correctness. It is a metaphor that tells us something about God—that God is a diverse community within God’s Self. And that means that being part of God’s beloved community always includes diversity, non-conformity, and creativity.
Chapter 3: Healing Touches
Holiness in not about separation and purity. It is about wholeness—receiving it for ourselves, sharing it with others, and bringing more of it into our world.
Chapter 4: The Way of Compassion
We get to choose what world we live in. We can live in a polarised, divided, and fragmented world, or we can build bridges and work towards a united, compassionate, and loving world.
Chapter 5: The Cost of Inclusion
It may hurt to do the difficult work of learning to love those who see, think, live, love, and believe differently than we do. But, as Bishop Peter Storey once declared, “The pain of being together is far less than the pain of being apart.”
Chapter 6: The Gift of Hospitality
Imagine what would happen if our communities were known for their openness, inclusivity, and love. Imagine what the world could be if we used the gift of hospitality to create spaces where strangers become friends, where wounds are healed, and where God's love is made manifest.