This is where I write a little about me.
My name is Peter Horne. I’m a Christian, have been for 20+ years. I’m married to the wonderful Julie, and thank God I am. After 10 years studying at Harding University Graduate School of Religion, in Memphis, I finally graduated with my Master of Divinity degree. Since April 2008 I have served the Lawson Rd Church of Christ in Rochester, NY as their minister, and I praise God for this opportunity.
I was born and bred in Australia. I lived mostly in Tasmania, but after university lived and worked 4 years in Melbourne. I enjoy pretty much any sport with a ball in it (pucks don’t count). I enjoy playing them, but lately have settled for watching them. My favorite sports include: Cricket; Aussie Rules (“Carn the Blues”); Golf; the Socceroos; Basketball (Pacers); Baseball (Cardinals) and NFL (Colts (Down Under we just call it Gridiron)). Since moving to the US in ’99 the only one I’ve played is golf, which has been a bit disappointing. Ooops, Julie just reminded me I coached a church basketball team in a church league for a year. It was a bit of joke because I hadn’t played a real game since I was 10!! I think my players are still traumatised.
A favorite Bible verse of mine is Romans 12:2 “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
I started this blog as part of my final preaching practicum. The goal is to provide a venue for conversation for church members who silently endure my sermons without jumping up and disagreeing, asking questions, or adding their commentary and experiences that are often more relevant than mine, (Thank-you Lawson Road), and must often wonder if I have a point or why I’m speaking on this topic.
I also hope that those who stumble across the blog in the process of researching a particular topic will join the conversation. I only speak from my particular place in life, and my understanding of Scripture. The conversation only becomes richer as you add your voices, perspectives, and experiences.
I pray that God will use the posts and conversation in this blog to encourage others on a trajectory that brings them closer to His heart.