Thank you for reading through 2018!
This has been an extraordinary year for me personally, having no anticipation at its beginning that I would be elected a bishop before its end.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
As in previous years, I will be on a blogging holiday for a while, likely to resume service on Monday 14th January 2019.
As my new role Is already showing me how demanding it will be timewise, I am recognising that my aspiration to keep blogging will best be achieved by aiming to post once per week. And Monday mornings will be a good day to aim for making that weekly post.
Here is to Mondays in 2019 :)
I had some fascinating ministry experiences over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Two/four experiences illustrated the continuing reality and potential for the Christian faith to connect with many Kiwis and for "church" to be at the heart of communities. And two/four experiences illustrated the continuing reality and potential for many Kiwis to be disconnected from the Christian faith and for "church" to be at the margins of communities. We live in interesting times, with challenges and opportunities for the gospel.