The Sunday Summary [2012-34]

This week has been an enjoyable and less stressful one.

Monday morning was pretty busy, with the office changes from the last week, I had to be in at the office early to make sure that they didn’t affect the workflow…
At Growth Group in our Tough Questions we looked at the question Hasn’t science disproved Christianity?.

Tuesday night was a fairly quiet one, after some Diablo 3 and cheap pizza, I got a tonne of work done on a video tour of The Collaroy Centre which we’re going to for AWESOME this year.

Wednesday evening I was locked into my room again, due to a Growth Group meeting at our place. I got a call from James saying that they couldn’t get into church because those with keys hadn’t shown up, so I ducked down there to let them in. The level of gratitude that I was met with was of great encouragement and refreshment to me; something to think about in terms of thinking through our entitlements and how thankful we should be for things…

Thursday was a nice quiet morning, before I headed into the city for a Mission Minded committee meeting. Once in the city I wandered around for a little, dropping in at Sneakerology to check for some new Puma‘s that had been released, sadly not finding them, along with the usual coffee from Workshop Espresso.
It was a greatly productive meeting, running through a whole bunch of important discussions about the future, and working through the things that need to be done in the next 6 weeks in preparation. It’s looking like it’ll be a really good and God-glorifying conference. I whole-heartedly encourage you to come along and think about how you use your life for the ministry of the gospel. Visit the Mission Minded website for more information and to register.

Thursday night I got home to my folks place for family dinner. It was delicious and a good chance to hang out with my family; something I haven’t done for a fairly long time… I also benefitted with a take home pack which was enjoyed for dinner on Friday night.

Friday was a bit of a tougher day, with a few awkward issues to deal with. I, as I think most people do, find it hard to say no to things, especially when they kind of cause conflict, and when people have put a bit of effort into them….
Touch was pretty populated, with a good 18 on the field, including a whole bunch of new guys that have just moved into the area… We are being outnumbered as Christians though, which isn’t the best… It would be good to have more Christians coming along, and playing things in a different manner. I managed to score one try, which was questioned, but let through because of an offside call…
There were quite a number of new kids at SALT which was good to see, especially on the evangelistic night. I am sure that God will use the messages given to further His kingdom, despite our human efforts…

Yesterday after a good restful morning I got out to the bucks day for Matt Armstrong, just the lunch/afternoon section of it. It was a bit awkward and I felt for Matt who despite his sickness, still went through with most of the energetic and torturous things that the guys made him do… My evening was spent back at the flat alone, but I got to watch the AFL, seeing the North Melbourne Kangaroos take down the Collingwood Magpies which was good, especially since the Pies won last weekend…

This morning in our one-to-one, Nic and I read through the second half of Romans 3, reminding us of our sinfulness, not just ours, but the whole of mankind, and of the grace of God who has freely given it. It is absolutely mind-blowing, and yet we just take it for granted, as a given, an entitlement….
My afternoon was spent listening to the latest Essential Mix by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and then watching some more AFL with the Western Bulldogs taking on the Sydney Swans, but only up until the end of the third quarter, where the Swans had finally taken a convincing lead, only to miss out on the 4th quarter where that convincing moved to a whole other level…
Tonight at graceat6 we had Craig Schafer come to give a talk on Christianity can’t be true because it fails the test of science. Now I’m not a scientific type person, haven’t done much with science since 2nd year uni with some physics and electronics, so I’m not sure or aware of the landscape since then, but there was a lot of reference to Dawkins, a few references to the bible, and a whole bunch of other things that just went over my head. I do hope that it was helpful to those who are scientifically minded and understood things said. It would be definitely worthwhile revisiting the talk at a slower pace too…

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a son of God & a son of man, minister of the gospel.