Off tomorrow, Thursday, to an AFFIRM Consultation at Waikanae (an hour north of Wellington). Gathering there will be a sizeable number of conservative Kiwi Anglicans. I am assisting facilitation of a workshop track discussing training for ministry (of all kinds, not just towards ordained ministry). Then fly down to Christchurch Friday night for a wedding on Saturday and some house hunting for the new position in Christchurch in 2010 (all prayers appreciated!!). Last Chapter meeting tonight. Last child turns 13 tomorrow. That child is the result of a relationship begun in Waikanae 23 years ago (at a beach mission, not a consultation)!
A thought as I go to Waikanae: ecclesiology precedes training. What is the church? I shall be interested to see the (undoubted) variations in the answers to that question!
Re my last post - seeking permission to publish photo of the icon.