Welcome to the ‘this that and everything else’ blog for Rev Martin Stewart.
I am a Presbyterian Minister working with Anne, my wife in a team ministry at St Stephen’s in Christchurch, New Zealand. We have been at St Stephen’s since the end of 2006. www.ststephens.co.nz
Life for us revolves around our work responsibilities, our three young people (23,21 & 17 yrs), grandson Oli, our dog Griff, cats Moby & Finn, doves & chooks, ‘as organic possible’ gardening, music, reading, movies, photography, walking & art. We have just purchased an old church with an adjacent shack in Totara Valley. We are looking forward to developing the 1 acre grounds and eventually converting the church into a house that we will eventually live in.
Theologically we are wary of labels – we prefer to see ourselves as working at the intersection of a warm incarnational, grace-filled, practical, trinitarian approach to ministry, with a distinct wariness of legalism and judgementalism.