The online portfolio and whimsical ramblings of Robert James Page


Something I'm quite excited about, is that next month Mark Driscoll, one of my favourite blogger/preachers is coming to Durban and I'm going to see him speak. I feel kind of like I've got tickets to see some big rock band. Pretty amped.

Its happening on the 6th of March at Glenridge church. If you're interested, you can get more details on my Youth's blog, and find out how to register etc..

Mark writes for a great blog I subscribe to called The Resurgence, he's well rounded, eloquent and rather outspoken (which is probably why I like him so much!) I first came across his blog after reading Rob Bells books of which he was a major critic. Interestingly he seems to have become almost as provocative as Bell is.
He says things like:

"My desire as a christian pastor is to see churches raised up as communities of grace ruled by Jesus and led by his gloriously masculine men who work their jobs, eat their meat, drink their beer, romance their wives, study their Bible, and raise their kids in glory and joy."

This comes from a short book of his I've been reading (mainly because it was free on their website) called Porn Again Christian. Really good stuff.

Yakka First Semester/2010

Wow! Its been a long time since I blogged last. Well, been back at varsity for two weeks now, and I've done/seen/learnt one or two interesting things.

For starters, Yesterday afternoon I helped organise the first Yakka party for this year. Yakka is basically just a sort of punch made from Vodka, lemons, sugar and ice with lemonade, or lime cordial added to taste. Its cheap, relatively easy to make and good for making large volumes. I had a few cups, but the large majority went to the 70+ other people who attended, and proceeded to stumble their way to the Varsity pool once the supply had run out.

We started, at 1:30 with a fashion show put on by the new, First Year students. We (the third years) issued them a brief last Monday at their first lecture, which read as follows:

We weren't really expecting much. To be honest we were expecting most of them to just blow it off, but it actually went REALLY well. It was a huge success. I was involved in judging, and took some photos from the table in front of the ramp (built out of tables from studio). Here are some highlights:

And the winners of the competition:

Yeah, that's all gateway and butcher paper. Pretty damn impressive. You can find more photos from the event here, on Flickr.