In another place, this blog was described as “the ruminations of a perambulent and distracted sojourner” or something like that. I have often frustrated fellow pilgrims because I do not see things in black or white, or even shades of grey. Like the universe and even my PC, there are millions of colours and tints and hues, and that’s how I often see things. Can you get a straight answer from me? Yes – but it may take me a while to get there – after all Myers-Briggs tells me I am an INFJ, whatever that means!
Some bio – I live with my wife and son in Wembley Downs, a suburb of Perth only 5 minutes from the Indian Ocean. I serve the Church of Christ there, and have been with Churches of Christ in Australia from when I was very young. I trained for ministry at Glen Iris in Victoria and have served in Western Australia, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory. Dont blame any of these churches for what I write on this blog, however; in the spirit of “liberty of opinion,” I take full responsibility for what you find here!
I dabble in reading, painting, computers, cinema, bushwalking and a number of other pastimes that sometimes distract me, but often help me focus on my main task of recognising where Christ is present in those with whom I travel through this life.
My exemplars in faith beyond those I have met in flesh and blood include Thomas Merton, Richard Rohr, Francis of Assissi, Benedict of Nursa, Theresa of Avila, Aiden of Lindisfarne, Thomas & Alexander Campbell, and Barton Stone. My affinity with the Celtic saints may have something to do with family roots scattered throughout Cornwall and Northumberland. Yes, there are also bits in Yorkshire, Sussex, Portugal and Germany, so go figure!