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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Can Your Church be Missional and Attractional?

I had a conversation with a few friends recently where this dichotomy came up yet again; Can we be both missional and attractional? It seems like this is still a question that practitioners are wrestling with and I think that is a good thing. It's not a simple...

Thoughts on Middle Age at the Skinny Jeans Section of a Department Store

  "There are so many lovely options for girls your age but there are no nice clothes anywhere for women my age." As a young girl I can remember my mother saying this to me frequently when we went shopping. We went shopping a lot. It's how we bonded. We would go...

A Woman’s Icy Stare

One of the comments I am hearing that keeps being used about the debate yesterday between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, is the remark about the "icy stares" that Clinton continually gave Trump as he prattled on and on about things which he obviously knew very...

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...

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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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A brilliant pleasure to have @KarinaKreminski as guest lecturer beaming in to Church Planting class at @uniting_college tonight!

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