A bit of Nostalgia Now
A bit of Nostalgia Now for myself
Nostalgia Now will mark ten years of operation in 2013. In that time I have gone into 24 parishes in Tasmania and 12 on the mainland.
On the 1st of July I will travel to England, Ireland, Wales , Scotland and Paris, for a bit of exploration and adventure. My reasons for going overseas are to do a bit of an SBS programme on myself - Who do you think you are?
This is tracing some family ancestry in Foulmere near Cambridge in an Independent Reformed Congregational Church, and on locations in Dundee, Scotland, and Ireland where there are skeletons rattling in some cupboards.
Our heritage and background is important but more important is our spiritual heritage in Jesus. If you don't have one a church leader could say ‘start one today!'
So that will be interesting to see what turns up.
We all have different and unique backgrounds that need to be valued but God wants us to be his people - as the Bishop says, ‘healthy church transformed lives.'
Through Tasmanian Anglican I hope to share with you some of my exploration and adventure. I am thankful for the opportunity to go. There are three main reasons.
- Take Nostalgia Now to the UK and have it evaluated by others as an evangelistic resource and an opportunity to equip people to share their faith in Jesus in their lives.
- To do a Nostalgia Now on myself.
- Have fun and see what Christians are doing in the arts. I have already booked into Greenbelt Christian Festival which is the Christian answer to Woodstock - take your own tent!
I now have to keep my feet on the ground and do my Christian duties in the parish before I go, as well as tidy up the garden so it will behave itself while I am away. I'll keep you posted!
Nostalgia Now, ready to fly