During the summer I have been working on gathering together my unpublished material to put in a book to commemorate the 50th anniversary of my ordination to the ministry. I was ordained at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London on September 29, 1967, the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels. Last June 11 Antoinette and I celebrated my birthday in London with five couples who were with us from the beginning: two who were with me at Cranmer Hall, Durham University (1964-67), and three who were with me at All Souls Church, Langham Place, London (1967-71). All were clergy and so were two of their wives. We had a great time renewing our friendships.

In an Introduction, I provide a brief memoir. It includes my early life in New Zealand, a tribute to those who influenced and mentored me, a summary of my ministries in London, Massachusetts, Florida and Texas, and my philosophy of preaching and church leadership. I give thanks to God who called me into this ministry when I was sixteen and has sustained me and blessed me over the years.

Topics covered in the book include:

  • The Bible and Genesis 1-11: Why am I?
  • First John: Walking in the Light
  • Second Corinthians: Comfort and Encouragement
  • Acts: The Holy Spirit at Work
  • Questions Jesus Asked: Why Worry or Be Afraid?
  • First Corinthians 15: Resurrection
  • Ascension and Pentecost
  • Reasonable Faith

They are arranged as ninety days’ worth of readings to nourish your relationship with God, help you to make sense of your life, to encourage you in your interaction with others, and give you hope for the future. It is 404 pages.

The title is DAY BY DAY WITH TED SCHRODER, and will be available as a paperback and e-book on Amazon in September. The subtitle is from Hebrews 5:14 – “Solid food is for the mature who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.”

The cover photo is of Mt. Cook taken from my home town of Hokitika. This is the view I would see from my bedroom window as I looked south at Mt. Cook on clear days.