A thief in Paris planned to steal some paintings from the Louvre… After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings, and made it safely to his van. However, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas. When asked how he could mastermind such a crime […]
Shalom! Rowland Croucher THIS WEBSITE experienced a ‘makeover’ during 2010. Thanks to Lawrence Meckan (Absalom Media) for his excellent work. (And to Matt, Bradley, Dave, Martin and others who helped with earlier versions). To find your way around use the Google Search facility at the top of this page, or go to Google with your […]
Update (June 18, 2015)† Summary of the latest Hospital Saga Briefly: Jan’s left arm and shoulder have been very painful – for over a month. Precursor to angina or other heart troubles or what? Saw a GP last Thursday, 4th – a stand-in for ours who wasn’t on duty that day – and when he […]
QUESTIONS & RESPONSES: the toughest questions I’ve ever been asked, and some responses Update (10 August 2014): Mosaic Press, with whom I had a contract to submit the total manuscript by October 2014, has gone into liquidation. Sad, that: however the pressure to write (which had often got me up in the ‘small hours’) is […]
HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE BIBLE Note from Rowland: Updated August 2015.¬†I’m working on the editing and formatting of this important article. See here¬†for a ‘cleaner’ version :¬†http://lgbtisquovadis.blogspot.com.au/ For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong. (H L Mencken) One can resist the invasion of armies; one cannot resist the invasion […]
[First go here for some representative quotes about Christianity vs Islam.¬†Then here: how many refugee-producing nations are Muslim-majority?]¬† Dave Andrews, The Jihad of Jesus: The Sacred Nonviolent Struggle for Justice, ¬†Wipf and Stock, 2015. Dave begins: ‘I do not write this as an expert‚Ä¶ [but] as a Christian, in conversation with Muslim friends…’ ¬†This is […]
JOHN MARK MINISTRIES is a counseling, consulting, preaching, mentoring, seminar and writing ministry, especially for pastors, ex-pastors, church leaders and their spouses. Named after John Mark, the young first century apostle who 'bombed out' of ministry when it was hard, we try to help/encourage pastoral leaders - and others - who are also 'in transition' due to stress and burnout.
(Rev. Dr.) Rowland Croucher