Back from assembly. As usual it's a mixed bag, but overall it was good being there. Highlights were Sean's Whitley Lecture on baptist hermeneutics (which I hope to blog about separately) and his bible study on Gal 3.26-28 (I sensed Douglas Campbell's Quest for Paul's Gospel might have helped him a little!) and the prism bible study on Gal 5.13-16. I also went to seminar on how to make our church meetings better and another one on toddler-shaped church (some good stuff in both, but could have been improved by having some more discussion). It was good to catch up with people - james, graeme fancourt, adam eakins, amie, chris ellis, sean winter, nick lear and others. It was also good to see some younger leader people - claire, clare and lynsey - get their handshake as they became baptist ministers. The bookstall was disappointing. Last year I got 2 or 3 bargins, nothing like the same this year. (But on the way home we stopped in st alban's and got myself a copy of Mike Higton's Christ, Providence and History: Hans Frei's Public Theology (2004, T & T Clark) cheap. Next year it's Blackpool.