Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Truth about Philomena

My wife and I went to see the movie “Philomena”. The movie is about Philomena Lee who was sent to a Catholic Abbey in Ireland as a teenager after she got pregnant. As was the norm in those days, she was forced to sign away her rights to the child. After caring for him for […]

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Well done John Key

The new education policy presented by John Key at his annual state of the nation speech is excellent. It’s hard to fault it and I believe it will raise the level of education in New Zealand. How often do you get the teachers unions supporting a Nat policy? We need to give credit where credit […]

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It is not the end for the Anglicans!

I have been doing some reading of the 2013 census results and I wonder what a new future would look like for the Anglican Church. Its a church I grew up in and still have a love.  I realise that the 21st century holds challenges for the Anglican Church in New Zealand. But I still […]

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My relationship with Facebook

I am a very keen user of Facebook. People use social media for various reasons. For me It’s about sharing my life as a husband, father, Christ-follower, pastor and a servant of the community. I use Facebook, blogs and other media to share my life – my highs and lows; ups and downs; joys and […]

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Once upon a time I was a Youth Worker…

I am sitting at McDonald’s in Dunedin with a large cup of coffee. As I am on holiday and not allowed to think about work, I started to think about the past and the various ministries I have been involved in. And I think the greatest highlight was being involved with the young people at […]

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