No News Today

No News Today

9 March 2011

If you want to give a newspaper editor a heart attack, then tell him, "There's no news today!"

I am from time-to-time reproached for not writing frequently enough to justify this page's existence. But the plain (and perhaps sad?) truth is, I do not consider myself sufficiently newsworthy. And I base that judgement on my having spent a quarter of my working life as a professional journalist and subeditor; on newspapers metropolitan, provincial and religious...and radio stations run by state broadcasters and private enterprise.

"Revival Streams" is not a (self) promotional website. I am not interested in organising a following, obtaining more speaking engagements, or drumming up finance. My goal, if possible, is to feed a few morsels of Truth to those who have the appetite...and will employ its energy to crash on and "do the business" for Jesus.

So...any news today? is Ash Wednesday. It is always very good to remember (in the words of P.T. Forsyth), "O Lord, Thou knowest our frame, and rememberest that we are dust."

And I will be in Wellington this Sunday. I'm to preach at Hope Centre in Lower Hutt; a church which is determined, constant and sincere in its holding the door open and keeping the deck clear for a spiritual awakening that's Heavenly in origin, national in scope, and eschatological in focus!

"Revive Thy work, O Lord:
Give power unto Thy word;
Grant that Thy blessed Gospel may
In living faith be heard."

(PCNZ Hymn 679)