Welcome to my website! It’s a receptacle for a bunch of writing which, when it’s working, helps me think about things. It’s pretty obvious from the content that I am a follower of Jesus, and much of the content reflects that.
Originally from Melbourne, my formative years were shaped by the Blackburn Community Network before I moved to a lead tenant house with Youth For Christ in Melbourne. Further lessons were learnt overseas in communities living out the good news of God’s love for the outsider, and for us all: Los Angeles Catholic Worker, InnerCHANGE San Francisco and Youth For Christ South Africa.
In 2005 we moved to the neighbourhood of Long Gully in the regional city of Bendigo, and began Seeds Bendigo – it’s a small Christian community that seeks to help out in our neighbourhood. We are joined in this work by a bunch of great people who gather around St Matthew’s Church.
We have a family, including a dog, a foster-son and five foster-grandchildren, plus a beautiful son. In the photo, that’s me second from the left with my co-conspirators from LMAW. (Photo: Shaun Mackrell)
The small readership of this website will have noticed that you can leave a comment, but only for a few days, then the post shuts up shop. This is because I don’t have the time to moderate them and really, this website is for me, not you!
Seriously, the internet is full of blogs on which comment discussions take on a life of their own, a discussion which would be much better served face-to-face. So don’t be offended if I don’t respond. However, if you come across a post that would like to discuss with me, feel free to fill out the contact form.
There isn’t really a comment policy – I’ve never had enough to bother, which suits me. However, I’ll delete comments that are personally abusive or libellous.