“My own faith story is both ordinary and magnificent — to draw on the idea I explored in producing this piece about the incarnation of Christ and the Christmas story.
Ordinary, in that I grew up in a home where church and God-talk was the norm, and I naturally inherited the faith of my parents. No blinding light on the road to Damascus or ‘used to be a drug dealer until I met Jesus’ conversion story here. Just an immersion in the story of Jesus, and the tangible example of my parents seeking to live out honest and authentic ‘good news’ lives.
And absolutely magnificent — the same Jesus who flung stars in space and partied with sinners captivated my attention from a young age and has not stopped doing so. I have taken the faith I was given and wrestled with it, asked questions of it, held it and let it hold me. I have challenged it and been challenged by it, and the upside down kingdom of God continues to reshape my worldview. I am often amazed at how many of my beliefs have radically morphed and shifted over the years, and yet the consistent centre is this Jesus, the God who moved into the neighbourhood in love.”
Connect with Will Small
Will Small is a refreshing and thoughtful Australian voice; poetically fusing together influences in philosophy, literature and hip-hop, to communicate in a unique and powerful way. He writes with a relentless desire to ask better questions, tell better stories and inspire a fresh collective narrative where no voice is forgotten or left out.
Will has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) majoring in English and Philosophy from the Australian National University, and is currently completing a Masters of Christian Leadership as part of the Arrow Leadership program. He is a 2X national finalist in the Australian Poetry Slam and the founder of Lead By Story (leadbystory.com.au). He is passionate about helping leaders and organisations communicate in powerful and creative ways.
Connect with Will about commissions, workshops and all other inquiries at either of the following: