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I follow Jesus through reading, writing, running, biking, husbanding, parenting – and learning from my mistakes.

Pete Grassow is a Methodist pastor, writer and teacher from South Africa.

He combines 40 years of experience in local church ministry with a passion for a thoughtful Christian faith that is accessible to non-religious people.

Pete is committed to equality, diversity, and justice—both inside and outside faith communities.

Academic History

In addition to published academic papers, articles in books and a University published book on South African Church History, Pete has begun producing books that help in understanding the Bible. This comes both in the form of small group material, as well as two recent publications: a companion to the study of St John, and a reflection on themes from the Book of Revelation. For more, click Academic History.

“Rock in The Grass”

His blog is called Rock in the Grass, and is a reflection on life and everything in-between. For the blog click here.


Find out more about Pete’s family, click here.

Peter is derived from Greek Πέτρος, Petros (meaning "stone, rock", via Greek petra)

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“To comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable” Finley Peter Dunne (1867–1936)