On this freezing Perth day when the temperature plunged below zero? Trips across the Nullarbor in my old Kombi van in searing heat seem rather inviting right now. That was in my pre–responsible days – collecting hitchhikers, driving non-stop with the windows down just to create the illusion of moving air.
Great celebration of Edinburgh 2010 in Perth today. 100 years ago missionary organisations came together in Scotland in the recognition that Christian mission could only advance with a united front. The modern ecumenical movement was born. We celebrated at St Peter’s & Emmaus (a combined Uniting Church/Anglican parish) with the help of choirs from local Indonesian and Korean congregations, a reading from Matthew 28 in Aramaic (courtesy of the Syrian Orthodox Church) and a challenging message from the Anglican Dean of Perth, the Very Rev’d John Shepherd.
This is what would happen if I let my head go!