The life of a Kiwi Presbyterian Minister in New Zealand and Indonesia. Born in Darfield, Canterbury, in 1934, he spent his childhood in Kirwee, Oamaru and Christchurch, and studied at Canterbury University, Knox Theological Hall and Princeton Theological Seminary, N.J., U.S.A. He was minister of Pukerau parish for four years. For seven years he was lecturer at Knox Theological Hall.
During his 24 years (1976-99) on Sulawesi, Indonesia, as a member of the overseas staff of COMEC (Council for Mission and Ecumenical Co-operation) of the Methodist and Presbyterian Churches, his main work consisted of lecturing in Biblical Studies at the Theological College for Eastern Indonesia (STT INTIM). But he also travelled extensively, attending weddings and ordinations of former students, and observing a wide variety of traditional ceremonies and customs of different tribes. Their dress, dances and musical instruments made a vivid impression.
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