Howard Carter is a Presbyterian minister and church planter in Auckland New Zealand. In this blog he reflects on God, life, the scriptures, family, Church and church planting, film and media and other stuff. Join him as he reflects on the Journey.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The Plank in your own eyes
As putting together a talk on Jesus teaching in Luke 6 and couldn't resist putting together the above image. Planking is a new Internet craze down under in Australia and New Zealand. People 'plank' lie down on their stomach's rigidly in the weirdest places and get friends to take photos. couldn't help thinking of it as I read the scriptures. Plank has also recently received a new slang meaning in the Oxford dictionary. "plank' means idiot or fool. Possibly a good way of looking at this new craze and people who do what Jesus said we should not do.
Howard Carter is a Presbyterian Minister in his early fifties. He is the minister at St Peter's Presbyterian Church Ellerslie Mt Wellington. A congregaion that is wanting to face the challange of being Christ's body in a twenty first century, multi-cultural, multi-generational, suburban environment. "it's challanging", says Howard, "I feel totally inadiquate, but rely on Jesus, who is able to be strong in my weakness".
Yes he's married to Kris and has four children. So he'sboth blessed and busy.
Howard posts the messages he preaches on Sundays (the long posts with heaps of images), the occasional reflection, prayers he writes for services (when he's in a liturgical mood) and movie review.