Thursday, September 02, 2004

the day my wife left me

I finished the final edit of my PhD here, this time a year ago. (Thanks Tim for the place and the pic!)


My wife drove me there, muttered something about love and not returning until I finished, and left me. No car. No phone. No internet. Just the view and a final draft to edit.

I started my PhD with the basic question; how missionally effective is the emerging church. I wanted to explore this both in relation to the church and the culture.

These new forms of church; how do they relate to church over the last 2000 years; these new imaged based ways of worship; how do they shape our faith; postmodernity; and how are we using the culture?

thesis with title.jpg

I’ve had 21 requests to buy it … the offer remains open to 24th September …

Note: $NZ25 to cover printing costs plus P&P. (P&P approximately from NZ to USA or UK = $NZ20; From NZ to Australia = $NZ10, within NZ = $3.50)

Note: This offer lasts until the 24 September and the thesis will be sent at the end of September or on receipt of payment, whichever is the latest.

Note: Usual copyright applies.

Note: This offer assumes that the purchaser recognises that a PhD is a PhD, written for a select intellectual audience. A PhD is a demanding read and it bears little resemblance to my forthcoming book (due out February 05 with emergent YS).

Note: Credit card options for payment are now available.

Drop me your details if interested.

Feel free to use the accompanying graphic to advertise this on your blog.
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Posted by steve at 05:02 PM


  1. Hey there
    Not exactly how I remember it…!

    I do remember tho the fact that the shop we hoped you might be able to walk to had become a much greater distance away (4km one way is prob a little far to walk for an icecream… and besides, you were meant to be W O R K I N G – remember!)

    But I had sent you with delicious and sustaining food.

    And I did come back!


    Comment by the wife — September 2, 2004 @ 8:05 pm

  2. Wow, our bach is famous, and will one day become a place of theological pilgrimage, I’ve just been told that a recently published work also credits the location!

    ADVERTISERS MESSAGE: It is available to “suitable people”, we make no charge except a contribution to costs.

    PS. the shop is said to be five minutes away “by car” so in hoping to walk there for an icecream Steve must either walk fast or drive slow!

    Comment by tim — September 3, 2004 @ 9:07 am

  3. thanks tim,
    i have been called many things, as has my work, but rarely “suitable” or “theological”!

    Another Advertisers message: it is a great spot – views are stunning when the tide is up BUT mowing the lawns is a mission!

    Comment by steve — September 3, 2004 @ 9:11 am

  4. Mowing the lawns was most likely a mission because of the 100cm of rain that fell just prior…!

    I remember the squelch, squelch…

    Comment by lynne — September 3, 2004 @ 10:30 am

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