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Jesus said many things that are hard to swallow. Take today’s examples: they go against human nature. But … we should take great heart from the fact that the wisdom of the world is “foolishness to God” … [To read more, click on the title]

Waitangi Reflection

A reflection expressing the effort required to face and move past some long held but incorrect beliefs about New Zealand history following the Treaty of Waitangi … [To read more, click on title]

What’s Your Ministry?

So, Jesus left Nazareth, where he grew up but was not accepted, even by members of his own family, and went to Capernaum by the Sea of Tiberius in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, to fulfil the prophesy spoken by the prophet Isaiah … [To read more, click on title]

Planters of Flowers

A parable:  A homeowner locked up his house and went away for a long time.  It was a beautiful house, in the classic style, but in the course of time it began to run down and deteriorate; and became occupied by a homeless woman.  Other than a comfortable place to sleep, she found little in the house to sustain her, but she did find a store of seeds, which she planted in front of the house.  They grew into a modest flower garden, which the woman tended over many years, and which drew admiration from … [To read more, click…


In Celtic Christianity, Epiphany stories are stories of “thin places”, places where the boundary between the mundane and the eternal is very porous. God parts the curtain, and we catch glimpses of his love, majesty, and power. Epiphany calls us to look beneath and beyond the ordinary surfaces of our lives and discover the extraordinary … [To read more, click on title]


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