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Minister’s Blog

An Act of Human Courage

Moemoeātia te moemoeā engari whakatīnanahia Dream the dream but achieve it also * * * * * You’re not trying hard enough. Sorry. Please save your praise, we don’t want it. Don’t invite us here to tell us how inspiring we are without doing anything about it. It doesn’t lead to anything. Greta Thunberg to the US Senate * * [...]

By |September 30th, 2019|


Aroha mai, aroha atu Kindness received, kindness given Kindness is a way of life and a treasure beyond all else. Another whakatauki reads: Ahakoa he iti he pounamu Even though it is small it is a treasure A small act of kindness proliferates into more of the same. It grows in the person who gives it, becoming in them more [...]

By |July 15th, 2019|

We are Whanaunga

Ko tō ngākau ki ngā taonga a ō tupuna In your heart lie the treasures of your ancestors As people of biblical faith, we have a foundation that is not in fact the mainstream of the world-view called “Western”.  Drawing on the traditions of the Hebrew ancestry, and interpreted and deepened by the teaching of Jesus of Nazareth, our foundational [...]

By |March 1st, 2019|

Head and Heart

Love is the big booming beat which covers up the noise of hate.          Margaret Cho Do you know when it is your head speaking and when it is your heart speaking when you say something?  Reacting to something that happens or responding to someone else’s comments, where do your words or actions come from? Joy Cowley [...]

By |October 12th, 2016|
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