I suppose it was too much to hope. In this internet age the news was never going to be kept quiet. Last week I told my elders that after almost 27 years in St Peters I was giving six months notice and would be leaving in July 2018. The congregation were told yesterday. Before I got home last night there were numerous messages, not just … Continue reading A Bittersweet Day – The End of an Era
You can support The Quantum of the Wee Flea fundraiser by clicking the link Patron.podbean.com/theweeflea A Plea for Help I began this blog as a personal thing, enabling me to think out loud and expecting a few people to read and hopefully helping and encouraging some Christians (as well as infuriating others!) and stimulating non-Christians to think about Christianity. It has really morphed into something else. … Continue reading Support Quantum of The Wee Flea
One of the last things we did in Sydney was have lunch with a number of friends, 20 stories up in the centre of the city. Nancy and David Guthrie were there – and Nancy took the opportunity to interview me for her podcast, Help Me Teach the Bible She is a lovely person and a BRILLIANT interviewer. She managed to get me to talk … Continue reading A Personal Interview with Nancy Guthrie
Last Sunday we had the joy of baptising Peter and Charis Anderson – Songs: Mighty to Save; Christ is Mine Forevermore; Ps 109:1-5 and 14-17; We praise God for his Covenant; O Love that Wilt Not Let Me Go. (I made a mistake with the selection of the psalm – we left it on a rather grime note and should have sung the next verse! … Continue reading Covenant Blessings, Baptism and 1 Kings – Praise and Preaching from St Peters
This is a wee video Solas made which shows some of the things we try to do…. You can find out more about Solas here Please do support Andy Bannister as he leads the team in that work. I would personally value prayer for strength, courage and wisdom as I try to balance St Peters, Solas and the wider cultural engagement that … Continue reading Solas, the wider work and prayer
It was good to be back on in the market with Janet Parshall… You can listen to it on the podcast here – Or by going to the In the Market website here Although we began with Australia most of the conversation covered these three blogs. The Soft and Hard Intimidation of the Church – A revealing 24 Hours…. Undivided – An Open Letter to … Continue reading Janet Parshall and Vicky Beeching
It’s been an intense but revealing 24 hours. I have learned to an even greater extent just how deep the rot is in the contemporary church, and just how easy it is for us to be intimidated and bullied into silence. Let me set the background, then explain what happened yesterday, and then offer some analysis of what precisely is going on. Vicky Beeching brought … Continue reading The Soft and Hard Intimidation of the Church – A revealing 24 Hours….
Not long after we came to Australia three months ago I did an interview with one of my heroines – Justine Toh at the CPX offices. She is one of the most impressive interviewers I have come across and the CPX podcast is always superb. This was actually a really difficult interview – the most difficult I have ever done – because it was about … Continue reading Life is But a Breath