The Portuguese and Spanish conquistadors came to what is now Latin America in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries ‘with a sword in one hand and a Bible in the other.’ The Republic of El Salvador (‘Republic of the Savior’) is the smallest and most densely populated country – with just 6 million people – in Central America. […]
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 9 May, 2016 The Oncologist Prof doesn’t want to see Jan again until November. Yoohoo…!!! A few things need fixing, (like replacing clexane which gave her a black-and-blue tummy with Xarelto tablets now that she’s not having chemo at the moment), but ‘blood count is down to 18’ (which is good, in spite of […]
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 (Updated May 19, 2016). 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) When the […]
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