I'm booked into New Wine this week but this year I am taking the opportunity of only living 30 miles away to commute. Sorry about my green credentials everyone. This morning I woke up in my own bed to the sound of lashing rain and felt I had made a very good decision. Yesterday, when I came home, I had the time to pop and visit a member of the congregation who is in hospital. Couldn't have done that if I'd been camping.
Today I will go over for lunch with the church and a couple of the afternoon seminars which look interesting.
New Wine, some of you will know, is a festival from the charismatic end of the Christian spectrum. It suffers a little from lack of debate, discusion and argument but the music and atmosphere are second to none. Picking and choosing your way through the day is a good way to stay sane. Not an easy place to be troubled by sexuality, gender issues or doubts about Pauline authorship.