memage – questions

This is the problem with LJ, we think we know stuff
about each other, but instead we hardly know anything about
each other. I’m going to rectify it. I want you to ask me
something you think you should know about me. Something
that should be obvious, but you have no idea about.

Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don’t
know about you.

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17 comments on “memage – questions

  1. Do you ever feel too different from others on your friend list or even in real life because of your conservative views? What I mean is… do you ever get a lot of pressure to change? Does it make you feel like an outcast sometimes? I know… that’s three questions, but it’s really only one.

    I have another one, but I’m not sure I feel comfortable asking it here. 🙂 So much for obvious answers. I guess I’m not good at that kind of question.

    • no, I can’t say that I do. I do make a point of continuing to follow the journals of some people because they’re different, although in one case I’ve stopped posting responses because I find the community that follows that journal to be very close-minded. (It’s always the liberals, isn’t it?)

      On Christian matters I have those who are more liberal than me, those slightly more liberal and those who are more conservative in various ways, usually because they lean more towards Catholicism and even towards Rome. In those cases I want to continue to listen but I’m not yet remotely convinced. Still, it’s good to always be hearing what others are saying.

      Ask the other one.

      • Thanks. That was a great answer.

        I have many a negative reputation on LiveJournal (which only affects me if it bothers people I like). Does my reputation, even with those you’re close to, cause you to keep me at an arm’s length, and whether it’s yes or no, what is your interest in having me on your friend list?

        Yikes! 🙂

        • no, I can’t say that I’ve even thought about it in that way. At the very least, I’m not aware of any opinion of you amongst those who I’m closer (whatever that means) to on lj. On occasion I’m a bit curious about all the fuss, I hardly see how it arises.

          I have you on my friends list because I’m interested in what you have to say as an individual. Also, I tend to only remove people for a very very good reason. Someone goes on because I’m interested and then hardly ever gets dropped.

    • Hi Jade!

      No, I wasn’t brought up a Christian but I was brought up in a church-going family. We attended church religiously but I didn’t “get” it at all until I went to the States and met some Christians there. I think it needed for me to be completely removed from what I understood Christianity to be to look at it again from a completely new perspective.

      I’m not sure I like the language of “call”. I think the Bible talks a lot more about “desire”. I certainly “desired” to get more stuck in full time in supporting other Christians and telling others about Jesus from about 8 years ago when I was in London at a wonderful church; All Souls, Langham Place (www.allsouls.org). I took some opportunities to do some teaching and also helped run a 20’s group. I also benefitted immensely from the godly counsel of older (and wiser) men who weren’t slow to both encourage and redirect me where necessary. The desire simply grew till I found fulltime work was limiting me from doing what I thought I should be doing.

      p.s. My friend Richard should be calling you soon to invite you along on Sunday. 😉

    • My wife and I were in Singapore (where I was working in a church). I wanted to go and do more full-time theological studies and get ordained and Sydney beckoned for 3 main reasons:

      1. Moore College (www.moore.edu.au) has to be one of the finest theological colleges in the world (and my experience here after 2 years and comparing to friends overseas has only confirmed that).
      2. Sydney Anglican Diocese is, in my estimation, also one of the most solid to be found anywhere.
      3. Sydney is a beautiful city. 🙂

      At the end of the day all the pieces fell into place. In retrospect, given that we had a really difficult time in Singapore, we can see God’s hand firmly acting in bringing us here.

  2. Two-parter:
    1. Are you going for ministry in England or Australia?
    2. Do you think you’ll be able to go through with it as things are, or will you need to, shall we say, realign?

    • 1. Are you going for ministry in England or Australia?
      Neither. The current plan is to be ordained here and to move back into ex-patriot ministry overseas, most likely in a developing country.

      2. Do you think you’ll be able to go through with it as things are, or will you need to, shall we say, realign?
      Yes, without a doubt. Evangelicals own the title deeds to the Anglican Church. We’re by far in the majority globally. If ECUSA and the ACC want to walk a different path then let them go. It’s their choice, not ours.

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