The Last Trump?

Twenty-first Century America now has two Big Dates. September 11, 2001 (9/11 in its familiar US style) has been joined by 8/11 (November 8, 2016 in the calendrical style of most of the rest of the world). They are both American dates. They are both equally World dates, for the whole world feels their impact. … Continue reading The Last Trump?

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Moving from Motherhood to Mission

We’re Gathering in Gosford! Possibly not everyone in church gets as excited as I do at the thought of a coming Presbytery Council Meeting. Granted, it’s probably different when the Presbytery pays your stipend. But as the second ordinary meeting of the Sydney Central Coast Presbytery looms, I believe this could be a gathering that … Continue reading Moving from Motherhood to Mission

One Presbytery, six Zones… or was that 70 placements, umpteen clusters, six mini-Presbyteries, a mini-Synod, a maxi-Synod, an Assembly, and no room for any partridges…

by Presbytery Minister Graham Perry, lit. ‘one who has fallen out of the pear-tree’ SCCP FAQs:        Why do we form a new Presbytery and then split it up into zones? Der! Isn’t that just going to add another layer of meetings and reports? Who’s going to do all that extra work? Well, not me, that’s … Continue reading One Presbytery, six Zones… or was that 70 placements, umpteen clusters, six mini-Presbyteries, a mini-Synod, a maxi-Synod, an Assembly, and no room for any partridges…

I’ve got nothing to read…

Books that might be of some use to a Presbytery Minister. There are more. Bishop: The art of questioning authority, by an authority in question by William H. Willimon Paperback: 186 pages Publisher: Abingdon Press (April 1 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1426742290 ISBN-13: 978-1426742293 Leadership and Oversight: New Models for Episcopal Ministry Paperback – March … Continue reading I’ve got nothing to read…