So a post or so below I popped in a photo from Sunday night's Induction in Timaru. Monday morning saw me on a plane for a rare - these days - visit to St John's College, where I found our students in very good heart. It was great seeing family that night and learning of a modest bit of success.
Then a two day meeting I chair annually. Back on the plane Wednesday evening. Back to Timaru on Thursday morning. This time it was the pleasure and privilege of driving Archbishop Philip Richardson to St Philip's Marchwiel for a retreat for Archdeaconry of South Canterbury clergy and lay workers.
We had a lovely time together, but the Archbishop and I missed the first day of the Anglican Schools Conference, which included a talk from international theologian Brian McLaren. Though to be fair to myself I may have enhanced the purity of my orthodoxy by not hearing him :).
Naturally we made it back with zeal and dedication (and safe driving) ... for the undoubted highlight of the conference, a dinner at the Transitional Cathedral, which featured Sam Johnson as speaker. (Sam is an old boy of one of our Anglican Schools, Christ's College).
This morning at the conference was excellent - a very encouraging presentation from Year 12 students at the conference. Regular readers here will join the dots with some other observations made here in recent posts. The future of ACANZP is in good hands!
Incidentally, part of this morning's presentation was a video I saw at another recent conference. It is brilliant and I heartily commend it to you and your church/school/Messy Church/homegroup/any Christian gathering. Cheers, World Vision for the Lord's Prayer.
It has been an interesting week in all sorts of ways. Next week might be even more interesting ... just sayin'.