My name is Geoff. In the interests of not having anyone that doesn't know me know who I am, I'll keep it at that. When I get frustrated with myself I call myself Geoffrey. I am passionate about God, youth, sport, and computers, although sadly not always in that order. I eat too much when I get lazy. I laugh too loudly and I do well at trivia quizzes.
I barrack for Richmond, FC Nurnberg, Chelsea, Melbourne Victory and the New England Patriots. I cry in movies. I think that "Last Goodbye" by Jeff Buckley is the greatest song ever released. I want to be more like Jesus. Bono is one of my heroes. My all time favourite novel is still "Voyage Of The Dawn Treader". I am a bad sport and I get far too worked up.
I have been in Uniting and Anglican churches (1 each) but have spent the last 8 years in the Vineyard and that is certainly where my theological understanding lies. I desperately want to be more missional and see that as the only way forward for the established church. I get almost equally frustrated at Bishop Shelby-Spong as I do at George W. Bush's version of christianity. I desperately want to know more of the work of the holy spirit.
I have a large nose and ears that are too big for my head. I am tall and beginning to become well built. I don't play (AFL) football any more but if I did I'd be a centre-half back. I firmly believe that Becks is the best beer in the world. I think Germany is underrated. I think America is overrated. One of my favourite things in the world is to crank some good Aussie rock like Wolfmother, Jet or even the Living End, and dance around like a freak while no-one is watching.
I can't read without noticing spelling mistakes. I missed my calling to be a journalist. I find bloggers inspiring and self-absorbed, often simultaneously. I use big words to make myself feel clever. I am willing to make myself vulnerable as long as I'm not in a one-on-one situation. I feel most comfortable talking to groups of people.
So that's just a little bit of who I am. It's all true, even if it doesn't give you a true reflection of who I am.