Sunday, 2 February 2014

Mixed Emotions

I'm currently enjoying the muxuries of first class trains - well I have a power socket anyway.

I'm away for a week, and in the time I am delivering two days of formation on apologetics. I'm honoured to do this because I feel I do have an ability to teach well and a good overall understanding of the Faith. But at the same time, it's scary. I don't know everything, but not only that, I feel like a hypocrit because I know I have stayed silent when people have talked about the ordination of women or even the accuracy of the who am I to tell people how to do it! Plus, its such a vast area that its diffcult to do it well in two days. I want to cover as much area as possible, and just point out the key scriptures and arguements we can offer and allow them to take it as they will.

But going back to community will be interesting. It will be nice and community prayer is a blessing. But I'm most worried about the guys I spent last year with - they and I have moved on, but last year we'd be so close. Also, I'm worried about pronouncing names right!

But for now, I'm finishing my preparation and on the way. No turning back.


  1. It is very hard to cover "those topics" in one-liners or short quips without sounding judgmental, pompous, superior etc. If it isn't your gift,I think you are better off avoiding them unless directly confronted.

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  2. Thank you for your comment RAnn, I saw it Sunday but haven't had a moment to respond! Definitely we should not go in to such topics unnecessarily and we need to be very careful with how we respond. However, the audience here are people engaged in full time Evangelisation and so they often are confronted so it was really blessed to have a time to reflect on some of the hot topics. Sunday Snippets looks a great idea and I'll definitely keep an eye on it" Be Blessed!