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Moore College Golf Day #4

June 25, 2010

On this sunny/raining/warm/cool/overcast day the MCGC returned to Massey Park. Ben France dogged ‘The But’ morning tea to defend his title against 7 other students and the first appearance of a lecturer (Gibbo, I hope you got back in time for you NT marking meeting ;-)).

The aforementioned lecturer tore up the coarse early with two birdies on the front nine (we won’t mention the 10 on the 4th hole) and Oram, Presland and Marquez shot to their handicaps or better on the back nine. However, there was no stopping the defending champ from reclaiming his trophy. 13 points in the last 4 holes led him to shoot 36 and beat Gibbo on a count-back.

Other highlights included all groups completing their rounds before it got dark, Francey’s haul of golf balls he fished out of the canal and the mutual consensus to raise Bidwell’s handicap artificially before the next round following today’s performance.

See below for the scores.


Looking Forward to Friday Chapel

October 1, 2009

College chapel has been great so far this term. By God’s I’ve been challenged to trust God in the face of adversity (through Pommy Postgrad Ben); encouraged to find contentment in Christ, rather than contentment in material stuff or anything else (through Ed Loane); and reminded that there is no dignity in death and our only hope is in the resurrected Christ (through ArchBish Peter J). Let’s see what GNN has in store tomorrow.

With Ed’s talk, I always thought that contentment was a goal in itself. But we’re to find out contentment by remembering all that Christ has blessed us in rather than seeking to feel content with the amount of stuff we have or the situations we find ourselves in. This (and handing in my doctrine essay) has led to a good start to Term 4.


Friday Chapel

July 31, 2009

I love Friday chapel at College (and I’m so thankful that I’m in the Friday band so that I attend). Today, David Peterson gave a great talk on Acts 20:18-35 where Paul reflects on his ministry to the Christians in Ephesus as he is about to leave them. I was struck by two things in particular.
1) Paul taught a message of repentance and faith. Usually we see these two things as merely the result of the gospel message, but for Paul it is part of the content of the message. David reflect on the fact repentance and faith are essential for many matters including those of guidance. When we’re thinking about decisions are we lacking trust in God or need to repent of something? Coming to repentance and faith first in matters of guidance is often what is required.
2)  Secondly, Paul exhorts the Ephesians to “Keep watch over yourselves and over all the flock, of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God that he obtained with the blood of his own Son” (20:28). In our ministry, we must look after ourselves, especially through remaining open and accountable to others. We must also look after those under our care. These people do not belong to us; they belong to God and they cost God a great price: the blood of his Son. Therefore, look after it!


Glory to the Father or the Son?

July 30, 2009

I’ve been pondering recently on the nature of honouring the Father and Son. A friend often finishes emails and texts with “Keep trusting Jesus” and a few talks I’ve heard have been all about us relating to Jesus. Now, of course, these are terrific things, but it got me wondering whether we can focus so much on Jesus that we forget the Father. Although this is probably possible, I think the focus on honouring Jesus is not neglecting the Father but rather is doing what the Father wants us to do.

In our Doctrine lecture today we reflected on the fact that Creation was made by the Father as an act of love towards the Son. The Father wants the Son to be glorified and so the Father made the world to give glory to the Son. Therefore, we, as part of creation, have the purpose of glorifying the Son. This was comforting to me, to know that I’m fulfilling my God-ordained purpose when I glorify the Son. I (and you) are made as an act of love of the Father to the Son and I am to glorify the Son by trusting him. Thank you, Lord, for allowing me to be part of your Trinitarian love.


Moore College Golf Club – Massey Park

June 24, 2009

The MCGC moved to Massey Park for its second round following our New Testament exam. Under sunny skies, Oram and Overhall tore up the course, but it was ‘the power of Pass’* that prevailed. Bruce, in his return to golf since leaving Germany used is classic(al) swing and metronomic tempo to win by 4 points. Squishy grounds, ladies’ clubs and darkness setting in couldn’t stop Bruce’s consistency. The teams’ event went down to a count back with Overhall, Fyfe and Nick (Darcy) Moll taking the win. Best dressed was narrowly taken out by Snowy. Photos, results and handicap calculations are below.




Group Photo


Here are the handicaps for the next round:

*Phrase coined by Snowy