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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There is a lot of ferment around the world just now, including the USA.
These matters draw us to prayer.
They also prompt various questions and reflections for Christians in New Zealand. Media has made our world increasingly inter-connected.
We begin this newsletter with a statement from NZCN’s American equivalent, the NAE.
We then offer two opinion pieces from two of our own team. You don’t necessarily have to agree with every aspect of them, but they do raise matters to think about. Also included in our Resource section is a free downloadable eBook by Thomas Schirrmacher titled “Racism”.
Closer to home, Aaron Ironside has been appointed as the new spokesperson for the Say Nope to Dope campaign. You can read more about it in the Notices section.
If you have seen any of “The Blessing” virtual choir videos circulating on the internet, you have likely wondered if there is one underway in New Zealand. The answer is… YES!!! “The Blessing – Aotearoa” is open for submissions. NZCN is thrilled to be involved helping source people representing the wider body of Christ, from throughout the nation to join the global chorus declaring the Lord’s blessing upon mankind.
Also, with the easing of Alert Levels and restrictions, Family Life’s Weekend to Remember is going ahead with limited numbers. After the stresses of lockdown, this is an opportunity for couples to refocus on one another and the Lord regarding their relationships.
From an outsider’s perspective, the heightened partisan divide in America is disturbing. Some will dismiss this as an American issue and not the business of those beyond its borders. However, we live in a global village; when Americans sneeze, the rest of the world catches a cold! Read more
Like many of you, I have been following circumstances in the United States surrounding the tragic death of George Floyd, a black man, by a police officer. Because of these events, I feel compelled to address this issue. This issue of racism and racial injustice is something that I think each one of... Read more
Amidst all the rancour and toxicity issuing from a troubled USA, some questions to ponder and discuss. And some suggested responses… Read more
Across Aotearoa, many churches will be delighted they can now freely begin to gather again in person. This is a great and welcome start, and we thank God for it (and also for God’s hand in keeping New Zealand relatively safe). Read more
The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) joins the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), its national member body in the United States, in lamenting the recent killing of a black unarmed man at the hands of a white police officer. Read more
No race or ethnicity is greater or more valuable than another. Evangelicals believe that the good news of Jesus Christ has the power to break down racial and ethnic barriers (Ephesians 2:14–18). Racism should not only be addressed after tragic events... Read more
Last weekend there was a very disturbing illustration of that. A talkback radio host on Newstalk ZB expressed the desire that all religious people in New Zealand should meet together and catch COVID-19 and then die from it, so that “we won’t ever hav... Read more
There is a sense of relief and gratitude around New Zealand that the situation with the Covid-19 virus has now much improved, and the move to Alert Level 2 is widely welcomed. Against that backdrop, the NZCN team proposes these reflections… Read more
As New Zealand slowly begins to re-open, a question many churches will be asking is, “How do we approach ministry in Level 2 and beyond?” It’s easy to be scared of change. But in reality, the NZ church has already proven that it is more than ready to... Read more
‘Unprecedented’. ‘Social distancing’. ‘Self-isolation’. ‘Community outbreak’. ‘Lockdown.’ These and other words have come to dominate our news feeds and conversations. A few weeks ago, the world was ordinary; now, it is different, unusual, unfamiliar... Read more
Christians eager to be responsible about COVID-19 21 March 2020 The New Zealand Christian Network, the alliance of evangelical churches, organisations and individuals in Aotearoa New Zealand, commends the New Zealand Government for its leadership in... Read more
Today, 17 March 2020, the national leaders of most New Zealand church denominations gathered together in Wellington, within sight of Parliament. We want to say to every MP: we urge you to look deep into your own moral conscience, and to vote against... Read more
On behalf of the World Evangelical Alliance, Secretary-General Bp Efraim Tendero offered the following prayer amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Read more
MPs are proceeding with making amendments to the proposed Abortion Legislation Bill before its 3rd reading. Will you do something to help sway the vote in favour of protecting the lives of both mothers and children? Here's what you need to know. Read more
A letter urging Christian leaders to demonstrate a united voice on the abortion issue and against the proposed Abortion Legislation Bill Read more
So says a Canadian doctor who suggests that young children will benefit from becoming involved. NZCN is not endorsing this article, but are running it to illustrate the attempts to normalise euthanasia. Read more
Many churches struggle with balancing the books and with inspiring their congregation about giving. This eight-point approach emphasises the importance of a vision and mission for the church that is understood and owned by the congregation. Read more
"But what about women who have been raped?" Jacqui's story addresses that question and she wanted to make an oral submission to the select committee regarding the proposed changes to abortion law but was declined. Watch her deeply personal and moving... Read more
Media Release: Amid the continuous spread of the Corona Virus, now called COVID-19, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) calls for churches to join in prayers for the millions affected directly and indirectly. Read more
Media Release: The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) deeply grieves the recent acts of aggression and violence between the United States of America and the Islamic Republic of Iran, in Iraq. Read more
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