About

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.

6 comments

  1. Lynn Clapp

    Peter.

    Earlier I left a reply concerning the most important event for God and Jesus was Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. Nothing else we read in the Scriptures to the present time compare.

    The most important and most difficult for all, is to believe in His resurrection. That thought is laced throughout the book of Acts and carries over in the Letters.

    Now I will combine some thoughts together that make undertsnding the gospel even clearer. We frequently quote Romans 1:16 and when we read one we should never leave off I Corinthians 15:1-19 for thorough understanding.

    Next to combine thougths from selected scriptures:
    John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

    Communion, “My sacrafice,” “Do this in memory of me.” I Corinthians 11:24, 25.

    Baptism, “My sacrafice,” “Do this in memory of Me.” Romans 6:3-5.

    Meet on the first day of the week. “Do this in memory of Me.”

    The name Church of Christ. “Do this in memory of Me.” Acts 20:28. “The church (individuals) which He purchased with His own blood.”

    From here you can create a list that is endless following the same thought pattern. God did love the world and He wants each and everyone of us to remember His Son’s sacrafice.

    Generally there is never enough time to comprehend the Scriptures nor to explain them adequately in Bible Class or sermons. The word “baptism” alone comes up short and leaves a little to be desired. It creates the idea the Church of Christ believes in water salvation.

    Lynn

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