If you’re after a good trivia question for upcoming Christmas BBQs, try this one: Which two other famous people died on the same day as JFK, 22 November 1963? The answers are CS Lewis and Aldous Huxley. Most readers will be well aware of CS Lewis, but not as many will be aware of Huxley. The latter […]
Hi friends, (Updated July 2013)  CANCER SCARE: My wife – of 53 1/2 wonderful years – Jan has suffered a couple of serious health issues in the last couple of months (Pulmonary Embolism, and an aggressive form of Uterine Cancer. See here for day-to-day updates. (Rev.) Jan Croucher […]
21 November, 2013 Jan got three frights at once over the last couple of days (I have her OK to share this, in case some of you might think I’m offering TMI ) : 1. Her right calf where the DVT pain last April/May kicked off this whole saga got painful again. Off to Cabrini […]
A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and other Servants (Upper Room, 1983) 1982-3 was the most difficult year of my professional life, recovering from a painful divorce from the church to which we had been called a year earlier.  But it was also the richest, spiritually. With no other pastoral interruptions, I prayed/read while […]
[A little warning: sometimes the ads which appear above such articles as this one are, to say the least, suggestive. We do our best to cleanse our website of these: but Google ads are our only source of income. Thanks for your understanding!] (Introduction updated May 2013). “For every complex problem there is an answer […]
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