Te Rongopai DVD
Dr Stuart Lange presents a five-part series documenting the story of the Gospel in New Zealand from Samuel Marsden forwards – its impact, the complications, and the way Christianity has had a significant impact in shaping New Zealand society both then and now.
DVD: 65 mins in 5 chapters and can be played in any zone
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For many people, abortion is a very painful and divisive issue. Convictions and feelings run deep. Many find abortion tragic. Others, finding themselves unexpectedly pregnant, have been thrown into a life crisis. In anguish and fear, they have agonised over whether or not to seek an abortion, and have had to live with that decision ever since. Some grieve for family members who were never born. Many people alive today are aware that they could have been aborted, but are pleased they were not. We acknowledge that all those who proceed with unwelcome pregnancies need strong support from others, and those who have undergone an abortion need compassionate understanding. READ MORE…
An interview with Dr Norman MacLean, Member of NZ Order of Merit for services in obstetrics and gynaecology.
Like many others who grew up in a non-Christian household, I had Bible-believing grandparents. I remember vividly my grandma asking me as a teenager if I fancied the idea of marrying an evangelist. “No way!” To me, evangelists and evangelicals were one and the same. And I didn’t really know what either of them was.
It turns out, I wasn’t alone. In response to recent events, Dr Stuart Lange has written an article that looks into what it means to be ‘evangelical’ and another that looks into probable reasons why a recent survey found that New Zealanders find evangelicals to be the least trusted religious group.
Since the first reading of the abortion bill in Parliament, Alex Penk of MAXIM wrote a piece about removing rage from our public debates that I highly recommend. In addition to the messages NZCN sent to all the sitting MPs before and to those who opposed the bill afterwards, we have produced a guide to help you make your voice heard. Next week, we will send a special email about this issue with key information about how you can help advocate for both mother and child in this battle for health and life.
Another key topic highlighted by events and politics in New Zealand is religious freedom. We are fortunate to have Dr Thomas and Dr Christine Schirrmacher visiting New Zealand for 2 days next week. We will be hosting an evening meeting with them in Auckland on Monday 2 September. See the notice below for more details.
Also coming up is the inaugural Hamilton Prayer Breakfast next week and the 4th annual Auckland Prayer Breakfast on the 3rd of October. Next week begins our 3-week campaign to fill Eden Park’s North Lounge. There are just over 2 weeks of Earlybird prices left before the price goes up to $40 each for the final week – which makes this the perfect time to book a table for your church, group or organisation or get any number of tickets at non-allocated tables so you can meet other people!
New Zealand has just taken a leap towards the final solution for people we can’t – or won’t – look after well. A decisive majority of MPs has approved the End of Life Choice Act, which will legalise assisted suicide if it is approved at a public refe... Read more
Who am I, really? Who defines me? Is it what I am or who I am that counts? What is 'identity politics' and how does it affect how I view myself - and others? Read more
Eleven years after the 2008 WEA General Assembly, we sense the mighty move of the Holy Spirit... What must evangelism and disciple-making look like in the coming decade? Read more
Planting or running a church is not without challenges. The exciting prospect of facilitating the gathering of believers comes with a number of important considerations, many of which touch on complex areas of New Zealand Law... Read more
"...we can achieve anything if we work together as one" Read more
The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) has appointed Dr. Jay Matenga as the next Executive Director of the WEA’s Mission Commission (MC). Read more
You may have never had anyone you know be in a suicidal situation. But if you were even just once faced with this difficult situation – would you not want the confidence to know what steps to take to help? Read more
More than 90% of the submissions on the Abortion Legislation Bill have rejected the proposed decriminalisation of abortion, with just under 8% supporting the Government bill. Read more
Jurisdictions which permit assisted suicide or euthanasia suck all the oxygen out of media coverage of this topic. To put the issue in perspective, assisted suicide or euthanasia is only legal in Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and a ha... Read more
Many of us struggle to use our time effectively and this is invariably linked to our personal organisation at both work and home. This resource aims to equip you with tips and techniques to help you organise your time better. Read more
The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) is deeply concerned about the recent developments in the border region between Syria and Turkey and calls for prayer for the thousands of vulnerable people at risk of further suffering. Read more
Looking for information to help you make a submission on this Bill? Here's a good place to start. We have included links to recommended resources and walk you through the process of making your submission. Read more
Dr Stuart Lange wrote the following submission to the Abortion Legislation Committee in opposition to the “Abortion Legislation Bill” on behalf of New Zealand Christian Network. Read more
Often one of the most contentious questions raised in the abortion debate. Dr Stuart Lange lists some of the scientific, moral and legal issues pertaining to answering that question. Read more
There is no mention of abortion in the Bible, but there are many biblical passages and principles in the Bible that we should take into account. Read more
A recent NZ survey about trust and distrust of different religions in the aftermath of the 15 March terrorist attacks suggested "evangelicals" are the least trusted group. Dr Stuart Lange comments on the survey, and the probable reasons for its findi... Read more
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