Tuesday, September 29, 2009

getting excited

Today I will walk past this letterbox.

Tucked in behind Tabor College, where I will speak on Discerning the emerging church in the afternoon. Then in the evening I will speak on Picturing Christian Witness at Coromandel Uniting.

But first I will walk past this letterbox. It was shown to me last year by Mark Stevens and lies on the way to the funky Brown Dog cafe.

At this letter box, I will pause. And give thanks for creativity and spirituality and culture. And count down the hours until.

Posted by steve at 12:47 PM


  1. Steve, thanks for yesterday. Good to catch up & enjoy U2!


    Comment by Chris McLeod — September 30, 2009 @ 3:58 pm

  2. Thanks Chris. I thought it was an excellent discussion and it was a privilege to be there. Certainly a chance for me to develop my thinking and I think I got my “conclusion” – which was a great buzz. It seems to me that all writers were raising, but were failing to deal with the same issue – how to deal with tradition.


    Comment by steve — October 1, 2009 @ 3:06 am

  3. Steve, yes, I think your right. Near to 2,000 years of discipleship, with all the ‘mess’ involved in that, can’t be ignored. Listening to the stories of a our forbears shines some light on our own and invites us into something ancient yet forever new… ‘Catholic’. Perhaps, listening to our indigineous brothers and sisters may help us to learn how to honour tradition. I’m thinking!?!? Anyway, enjoy U2.


    Comment by Chris McLeod — October 1, 2009 @ 7:54 pm

  4. Chris,
    this is where i would want to suggest my sampling image from my out of bounds church? book. it allows one to engage the past, both tradition and indigenous, in a way that can be respectful of context and narrative.

    yep, enjoying U2, my host has just turned it on specially for me!


    Comment by steve — October 1, 2009 @ 8:09 pm

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