Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Pre-term wk 1 - Confidence in Christ

Well, we are now back in college ...

Alan Barr, Curate in Bray was up in college today preaching at the Communion service tonight in college. It was very strange to see him back in the building, in collar and even stranger seeing him in the role of lecturer as he was teaching the second years in the pre-term weeks.

A couple of things struck me about his sermon - on manna, on the workers in the vineyard and Paul's Declaration of "to live is Christ and to die is gain". We as Christian's can indeed be fully confident in the message of the gospel which is sufficient for daily life. Nothing can separate us ... so we just need to get out there and do what we have been called by God to do.

This week is extremely tiring and challenging as we try to deal with the topic of marriage and the issues around this extremely important topic. One thing I suppose we are learning is about the need for communication and getting things out in the open. Looking at the difference between events and issues, pinch and crunches.

Friday, September 05, 2008

On a wet and cold september morn ...

Well its quite scary to be back at Braemor Park, sitting up in the common room with nobody else here - the wind beating against the windows, the rain beating down and the grey and dull skies of what looks like a winter's stormy day.

I really couldn't be much further away from the Anglican Seminary in Kitwe, The Victoria falls or the officer's mess in Benson or .... what else did I do this summer???

I do promise that on here will appear shortly some reports etc of the summer - but just to say at the moment I am doing the great clear out of room three in preparation of its final year of occupancy by this ordinand.