Words from the streets of Kings Cross and Bondi Beach

About Jon Owen

I am the Pastor and CEO of Wayside Chapel. I write with my heart wide open and my eyes looking at life. I am a philosopher, a dreamer, a tower of weakness, a leader and a follower, a husband and a father and I hope to give you a flavour of life by the wayside.

The Flow

Dear Inner Circle, As we share life on this planet, the patterns of our lives mirror those found in the natural world. Bidden or unbidden,

Saying Yes

Dear Inner Circle, Thank you for the outpouring of love after my ordination as a Minister last weekend and thanks if you joined us online.

Finding Life

Dear Inner Circle, Here is a paradox that contains a deep truth: the only way to find your life is to lose it in the

With Broken Hearts

Dear Inner Circle, Love that comes with an orchestra playing sweetly in the background isn’t the only kind. It would be false to state that

One and Free

Dear Inner Circle, Welcome back for another year. Thank you for the outpouring of love and support for all of our wonderful people at Wayside

Making Plenty of Gravy

Dear Inner Circle, This week I received a little note of gratitude from a visitor. Usually I would fill the next few paragraphs with my

Unlikely Angels

The very old hands around here will tell you that the most tension filled weeks at Wayside Chapel are the two leading up to Christmas

Farewell to a King

This time of year often lends itself to a retrospective glance at life. It must be all the graduation ceremonies we see that take us

A Letter of Love

Dear Inner Circle, For those of us old enough to remember, the postal service was a precious mode of communication. Receiving an aerogram was met