Finished up at the STANZ theology conference and catching up with family yesterday and headed out to Charteris Bay to stay the night with friends over there. I love sitting and watching the sea and their house looks out over Lyttleton Harbour. Good food, good friends and a great view capped off a nice few days in Christchurch. Snapped a few pics of the view from their lounge and pasted them together below. You can get the bigger image if you click on it.
The conference went well with some interesting papers, including one on two metaphors for the Holy Spirit — the Holy Spirit as the “ecstatic God” and the Holy Spirit as the “God of the edges.” My paper was well received I think with some good feedback afterwoods from different people.