(A chapter in my forthcoming book Questions and Responses: the toughest questions I’ve ever been asked). + A young friend had a baby out of wedlock, and when he was born the hospital didn’t let her see him. She had been persuaded to surrender him for adoption. The one-night encounter with a dark-skinned Asian student gave […]
Hi friends, Â (Updated May 2014)Â Â Â Â Â Â Â  CANCER SCARE: My wife – of 54 wonderful years – Jan has sufferedÂ a couple of serious health issues in the lastÂ 12Â months (mainly Pulmonary Embolism, and an aggressive form of Uterine Cancer + a few other medical issues). Â See here for updates.Â (Rev.) […]
Update (June 18, 2015)Â 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 […]
Updated May 2015. “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 of ideas.” (Victor Hugo) “Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion. ” (Arthur Koestler). (Sad, Arthur?). John Maynard Keynes: “When […]
DOM HELDER CAMARA My top three (male) heroes are Jesus of Nazareth, Dom Helder Camara, and Francis of Assisi, in that order… (He’s one of three 20th/21st century Catholic Archbishops I admire, each of whom chose slightly different routes in opposing violent regimes. The other two: Pope Francis, and Archbishop […]
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