I travel to New Zealand today, and later in August I will be teaching a week long course on Youth Culture, Popular Culture Theology at Laidlaw College. Whilst I'm in New Zealand I, will also be with my church family speaking at the Coast Vineyard, Auckland on 16th August and at Grace Vineyard, Christchurch on 23rd August.
I am so looking forward to catching up with old friends and making new ones - it's 14 years since I was last there. I am looking less forward to the 12,000 miles and 24 hours flying to get there.
So I'll be upside down, going from summer to winter with rain, and some snow (Queenstown). I also hope to see some main LOTR sites.