About AW

The name Ambassador Watch is a nod to Ambassador College, a now defunct institution associated with a now defunct sect, the Worldwide Church of God (WCG) - now morphed into Grace Communion International. My name is Gavin Rumney, I'm a teacher by profession (now largely retired) and currently reside a little south of Auckland - enough to be safely over the border into the Waikato. My extremely modest academic qualification for pretensions as a commentator on the various Churches of God (COGs) is the aforementioned B.Theol with a major in biblical studies (2010). My real-life credentials are a few 'interesting' years as a member in the far off and long ago (1975 through to the early 1980s).

Other than the WCG, my previous ecclesial communities are the Lutheran Church of New Zealand (as a youngster) and a Baptist church. Several of my blog posts have appeared in print in The Journal: News of the Churches of God.

For those who are pedantic about spelling, AW alternates between American forms (because most readers come from the US), and British forms (because that's the Kiwi way) with absolutely no logical consistency.  Anything else is probably a typo.

The contact address is at otagosh@gmail.com.

As well as Ambassador Watch I blog at Otagosh. Content there is of a more general 'biblioblog' nature. A third smaller blog called Gully Heights has a teaching and education focus.

I hope you enjoy your time here.  If it's any consolation, in real life I'm much less opinionated!

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