well, the blog has been rather slow. i've barely blogged about our national assembly, where apart from a lot of important business, seeing lots of friends and meeting some new people, i had a couple of profound spiritual experiences... by the time i work out how to blog about things like that they're not current any more.
in the midst of all that we're praying for the people of Fiji and the church there:
this week the college semester has started up again. we've had henry kirk for 2 days - a visiting lecturer from the UK in religion and art. yesterday robin pryor arrived from vic. today robin and i led our chapel service and he led a colloquium on spirituality drawing on urban holmes (a writer, not a builder...) and richard foster. robin is here for our winter retreat on the weekend that we're leading together.
craig bailey, our new leadership lecturer is on board this week. great to have him here and looking forward to what he will bring.
steve taylor arrives friday evening for several local events. steve is becoming a good friend and i deeply value his ongoing relationship with us and the broader church here. his voice resonates with us. many people come as guest speakers, but steve is able to hear us and to help us hear ourselves. looking forward to some local horticultural research with him at the southern vales.