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Minister’s Blog2019-12-17T13:50:49+13:00

Minister’s Blog

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|

Unexpected Heroes

Ruth 1:1-18 You can trust us to stick to you through thick and thin–-to the bitter end. And you can trust us to keep any secret of yours–-closer than you yourself keep it. But you cannot trust us to let you face trouble alone, and go off without a word. We are your friends, Frodo. Anyway: there it is. J.R.R. [...]

By |October 11th, 2016|

Shame, Lament, and Re-connection

Something got me thinking again about shame. There’s an important link between shame and mental health.  Also shame is experienced by a wide range of ordinary people. In some cultures shame is the reverse of honour.  In other cultures, in particular the main culture I’ve lived within, it is the reverse of success. […]

By |October 10th, 2016|
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