Thursday, September 29, 2011

UK adventures 8 – striking toward the end

And so the adventure, like all adventures, comes to an end. As you read this, I’m either about to be, or probably actually, stuck in a metal tube at 30,000 feet. It is a tube that will encase me for around 25 hours. :(

I face the possibility of a Qantas strike in Sydney, with baggage handlers set to down tools around the time I am in transit. We will see …

It’s been a fabulous trip … reconnecting with friends like the Edsons, the Dranes, Pete Ward, John Swinton, Stuart Murray-Williams; returning to some familiar places like Durham; finding new research partners in the Ecclesiology and Ethnography network; exploring and renewing at Lindisfarne; talking mission; experiencing the beauty around Cliff College.

Thanks to all those who’ve made it possible – my family who’ve let me go, those who’ve hosted me and drank with me and engaged with me, my own Uniting College who encourages study leave and research.

Boarding passes please ….

Posted by steve at 12:01 AM

7 Comments

  1. Yay!

    Comment by lynne — September 28, 2011 @ 11:07 pm

  2. Thank you so much for all your insight, inspiration, advice and patience. I feel fed, encouraged and blessed in an overwhelmingly challenging and difficult week. Abundant blessings, safe journeying and a joyous reunion with your family.

    Comment by Nel Shallow — September 29, 2011 @ 12:48 am

  3. Thanks Nel. Twas fun and good to engage both in class and at pub,

    steve

    Comment by steve — September 29, 2011 @ 2:49 am

  4. You have been such a blessing … and really helped me to think through some of the PhD issues at a deeper level. Getting insight into the way you think and research was really helpful … and thank you too for sharing some of the stories and journeying with me too.

    Until next time …

    Comment by lorna — September 29, 2011 @ 5:24 am

  5. thank you for your lecture it was a joy to have met you – wish you every blssing for the future. Judyx

    Comment by Judith Schultz — September 29, 2011 @ 5:50 am

  6. Safe home Steve!!

    Comment by Jan — September 29, 2011 @ 2:46 pm

  7. thanks folks. i really enjoyed my time at cliff,

    steve

    Comment by steve — September 30, 2011 @ 5:56 pm

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