Making tracts

I regularly rant and rave about the church and its leadership not moving into the new world of the third millennium – web 2.0. So it is only fitting that I celebrate another of our bishops picking up the discipline of blogging.

Bishop Jim White

Bishop Jim White

Bishop Jim White, Assistant Bishop of Auckland, is a friend of mine; I appreciate his quiet wisdom, his honesty, integrity, and his sense of humour. He has just begun blogging under the title Making Tracts.

Please join me in encouraging him.

Jim, our presence in this new land of the Internet may often not feel fruitful, and regularly be frustrating as we learn this new language, culture, and geography, and also try to translate what we have received and continue to receive into this. But, I believe we need to be here, and often we receive far more than we give, and find spiritual community here in ways that surprise us.

Jim says

I am a husband, father, bishop in the anglican church, and pilgrim making my way with sometimes not enough fear and trembling and sometimes way too much.

Rangitoto is my mountain and the Waitamata are my waters. When I see them or swim in them I know that I am home.

I have anglo-catholic leanings – which means I am all for solemn bows and probably should be more for prostration.

I think of myself as orthodox in my beliefs but I note that there are many who have different beliefs to mine and they claim the same title.

When it comes to the title of this blog it obviously gives a little nod to the Anglo-Catholic tracts but it also plays with the title of a favourite Sam Hunt poem, “Making Tracks.”

Kia whakapaingia te Atua.
Let us give thanks to God.

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