These past few days Dean Martyn Percy of Christ Church, Oxford (college, cathedral) has been visiting Christchurch, NZ, with his wife Emma Percy.
I was lucky to hear Martyn speak four times - two lectures, Evensong sermon last evening and a seminar following. Across these talks, Martyn displayed scholarship, theological acumen, insight into cultural change, and a general flair for putting things in such a way that made us - certainly me - think.
We do not often have theologians of such calibre in our neck of the woods, so it has been a treat.
Martyn is a Tweeter and a story of his visit, via photographs and brief comments on Twitter can be found here.