Aug 102008

Another long gap between updates but my excuse this time is that I have been on holiday. and then had some catching up to do. Add to that two weddings and a joyous day spent trying ot get to a meeting at 121 and I’ve not had the time to think about blogging.

First wedding was a young couple from the church. It’s funny thinking back at how they met. They were both helping (as teenagers) at a summer mission. Richard drove us all mad asking how he should go about asking Yvonne out. But it all worked out eventually. The wedding was quite something. Everythikng from doves to horse-drawn carriages. It may sound a bit over-the-top but it was actually a fantastic day. One of the best weddings I’ve been to.

Then it was off on holiday to Center Parcs in Holloand. Weather was great (mostly) and a fun time was had by all. The return ferry crossing started a bit ominously. It was very windy and the sea was a bit choppy but it never amounted to anything and we had a smooth sailing.

Next was the trip to 121. What a nighmare! it was the morning after the torrential rain and so the lines around Waverley station were under water and what should have been a 35minute trip was over 2 hours. All that for a meeting to ‘introduce’ me to the next stage of the candidates’ process – 30 minutes of meeting in total. Anyway, did bump into a fellow new college student afterwards who was having coffee with another new candidate so we joined them for a good blether (gossip, whatever).

Then another wedding. Neighbours this time and only the evening reception, but it was a good party. The evening buffet even had bacon rolls and brown sauce to go with the usual fayre of sannies and sausage rolls. Excellent!

Anyway, that’s the bulk of the stuff and nonsense.

Still ploughing my way through NT Wright on Paul and ordered a few more of his books from Amazon. I think some of his work will form the basis of my dissertation which I’m still trying to get a handle on but is slowly becoming clearer. I think it’s still going to be looking at the ressurection body – the idea that we don’t go to ‘heaven’ but rather become part of a new (renewed) creation, one more closely allied to heaven.