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In the summer of 2013 I left my IT job (writing web software) and moved house to start a training post to be a vicar. Rather than go straight from one to the other, I decided to go via Western USA and Canada, in a convertible Ford Mustang.
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In January 2019 Jess and I managed (what I hope isn’t!) the trip of a lifetime to New Zealand. We hired a small campervan and drove around both islands for four weeks - and loved it! The only bad part was not being able to stay longer.
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I was born in Oxford while my father was doing his vicar training at Wycliffe Hall – where I also did my own vicar training, twenty-three years later! As I grew up in a Christian family, God has always been quite naturally at the centre of my life. But when I was 10 I made the decision for myself and gave my heart to Jesus (after reading Patricia St. John’s Treasures of the Snow ).
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RT @MiroslavVolf: Biblical texts “demand seekers, not fault-finders,” wrote Augustine. If you look for faults in them, you will find fault…
'Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go' - Joshua 1.9. It's not that things will be good or even ok - what matters is that God is with us. Jesus' last words on earth weren't 'it'll be ok' but 'I will be with you always.'
Evangelicals need to approach their theological formulae with more humility than in the past. It is the scriptural word that is infallible, not our ever imperfect attempts to restate it in appropriate contemporary ways.Ronald J. Sider, ‘Evangelism, salvation and social justice: definitions and interrelationships,’ International Review of Mission 64 (1975): 267.