Last Friday night our family had dinner with another church family. The wife's parents were there and I got talking to her dad, who eventually told me that he was an ordained Uniting Church minister. When I asked him his name I was sort of gobsmacked that it was Peter Blackburn, visiting his kids and grandkids in Newcastle (the church family we were visiting).
I found Peter an engaging person. The fact that God continues to work through His Spirit and His Word within the hostile Uniting Church environment today is because of courageous and biblical preachers and leaders like Peter Blackburn.