Movie Review – American Sniper War is hell. So said American soldier William Sherman, during the American Civil War. And this is exactly what we see in American Sniper, the true story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the most deadly sniper in US military history. I’ve recently been talking with a friend about events like […]
Hi friends, (Updated May 2014)  CANCER SCARE: My wife – of 54 wonderful years – Jan has suffered a couple of serious health issues in the last 12 months (mainly Pulmonary Embolism, and an aggressive form of Uterine Cancer + a few other medical issues). See here for updates. (Rev.) […]
Dear family and special friends 21 January 2015 First, the briefest summary of Jan’s saga: Jan was diagnosed with an aggressive form of uterine cancer in May 2013. After surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, she’s had an uncomfortable year-and-a-half, but has survived. Today (21/1/2015) Bad News: Jan has cancer secondaries in her peritoneum – the cause 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 […]
Updated December 2014. “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