Pentecost Monday annual meeting

We spent Pentecost Monday in Pontivy, for the annual day conference of the evangelical churches of Brittany. We had a challenging day with Etienne Lhermenault, a former Baptist Pastor, and current president of the CNEF, a body that represents Evangelicals to the authorities and the media. Etienne Lhermenault gave two messages on Christian service from 1 Corinthians 9.

Last year, for our first visit, we had been disappointed with the worship band, but this year was much better, with a good mix of older and more recent hymns and choruses. The music wasn’t as loud as a year ago, and I could actually hear my voice, and the congregation singing. It’s good to see that the few complaints that had been raised on this subject were heard.

About 15 people had come from Guingamp. Most churches in Brittany were represented. It was good to meet up with my friend Ian and his Family. Ian lives in Rennes, and we had met in the Colloque Biblique Francophone.

The weather was beautiful and warm. We had a lovely journey back and came back exhausted.

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On the road, the movie

I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up. I had just gotten over a serious illness that I won’t bother to talk about, except that it had something to do with the miserably weary split-up and my feeling that everything was dead.

Jack Kerouac, On the Road

When I was younger I read “On the Road”, and most of Kerouac’s novels several times, 4 or 5 at least for on the road. Now the movie is at last coming out. I wonder if it’s any good.