I’ve just managed to get my scanner working, and I’ve been going through a couple of old photo albums. This is Elsinore Castle, in the rotten state of Denmark (it’s not actually the one from Hamlet – it was built after the play was written, but it hasn’t stopped them cashing in on the tourist
I was just going over a sermon I’m giving tomorrow at church. At one point I talk about church culture and tradition, and how at points it may be right to go against tradition for the purpose of actually engaging with Jesus. The context is Jesus being Lord of the Sabbath, and how even the
There’s another line in the Spiderman movies that rings out again and again: “With great power comes great responsibility”. This was another line that made me think. One of the things about the gospel, the message of Jesus, is that it is a powerful message. But to anyone who has heard it, there is something
At youth group the other day we watched the first two Spiderman movies. It was good fun, with (in my estimation) both movies capturing quite well the comic book graphic novel feel of the original. There were, however, a couple of things that occurred to me as I watched. One was the way that the
From the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Weekend interview: The book that changed my life is… the Bible. I only discovered it quite late in life. There’s a reason it’s called the Book. Nice.
So the youth group I’m part of at church is now online: refwl.wordpress.com Check it out. Especially if you’re part of FWL.
I came across the Pulitzer Prize-winning photography collections today. The winner for this year is a black-and-white series on a boy dying from cancer. Impossible to read and not cry. Last year’s winning entry is fascinating. It’s a look at dead marines transported back to the US from Iraq, and the funeral process their families
Since I’m off to Melbourne tomorrow for the National Ultimate Championships with my team Fakulti, I thought I’d post this shot. With a bunch of people from college, we were down on the Shoalhaven River for a weekend away. The shot, taken by Mike Allen (I think), captured my attempt at a game of jump-off-the-pier-and-try-to-catch-the-frisbee.
This is an old warehouse building about 5 minutes away from where I live. It looks great in the afternoon light.
I’m having a great couple of days. Today, I met people for coffee not once but twice. Firstly I got together with my boss and fellow student minister, so we could hammer out what we are each doing for our upcoming series through Mark’s gospels. I’m doing two talks, the first on Mark 2-3, entitled
Research turns up the most amazing things. Thanks to David Ould.
I’ve just handed in an essay for Church History, on the effects of English translations of the Bible in the sixteenth century (under the reign of Queen Elizabeth I). The essay is a little long to post, but here are some highlights: Elizabeth brought in a whole bunch of reforms when she came to power.
An update on zealotry: The Tao of Mac has an article on “switching” from PC/other to a Mac, and refuses to talk about motives, as they’re largely irrelevant: Quasi-religious beliefs that any platform is better than another are not just irrelevant, but plain childish and stupid. Before maligning the Mac, Windows or Linux, make sure