12th of June 2017 09:17 AM
Disability Awareness Sunday – 18th June 2017

It is an opportunity to be intentional about disability awareness and is a great way to educate your church. It is not just about raising awareness, but celebrating and encouraging people with disabilities in their gifts and ministries. This video highlights that regardless of our ability we are all human. We all have hopes and dreams. We all need people we connect with.

For more information and resources: http://elevatecdt.org.nz/
5th of June 2017 01:19 PM
Today, we honour a man who has truly embraced missional living. Congratulations Michael!
31st of May 2017 03:16 PM
It's great to see that eight religious leaders from all the major Christian denominations – including Presbyterian, Methodist and Catholic – have written a letter to The Press calling for Anglicans to be "left to make decisions as to the future of the cathedral".
22nd of May 2017 06:59 PM
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22nd of May 2017 11:58 AM
"... some commentators are comparing Fry’s potential legal woes with the case of Indonesia’s Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, popularly known as Ahok, the former governor of Jakarta recently found guilty of blasphemy.

A Christian in an Islamic country, Ahok had given a speech quoting a verse of the Koran and interpreting it as saying it was okay for a non-Muslim to lead Muslims.

His opponents were using the same verse to say it was contrary to the Koran for Muslim voters to elect a Christian to office.

For this offense Ahok received a two-year jail sentence."
19th of May 2017 09:50 AM
MISSIONAL LIVING: St Peter's student demonstrates how a simple act of kindness can bring light into a grey world. Salt and Light, that is what we are called to be. May this story encourage us all about how easy it can be.
10th of May 2017 08:11 AM
"Redcliffe College today announced that Dr C. Rosalee Velloso Ewell will be the next Principal, joining the College in September. Dr Velloso Ewell is currently Executive Director of the Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA)."

Many of you may recognise Rosalee as our main speaker at our recent Congress, held in Lower Hutt earlier this year. We wish her all the best in her new role!

Read the announcement here: http://www.redcliffe.ac.uk/latest-news/vw/1/itemid/228
9th of May 2017 09:37 AM
Great to see Kim Workman's profile making it into the mainstream media and particularly, the recognition he has earned.

"Workman, who receives an honorary doctorate from Massey University next week, has spent his career advocating for a better way to tackle crime than throwing perpetrators in the slammer and ignoring the cause. Reducing recidivism through rehabilitation, reintegration and restorative justice has been his mantra.

At 76, Workman is as active as ever..." Read on, and be inspired by the difference one man can make, with God.
28th of April 2017 01:07 PM
A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis in this searing TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. In a hopeful message to people of all faiths, to those who have power as well as those who don't, the spiritual leader provides illuminating commentary on the world as we currently find it and calls for equality, solidarity and tenderness to prevail. "Let us help each other, all together, to remember that the 'other' is not a statistic, or a number," he says. "We all need each other." - TED

We have posted his message on our website so you can watch his entire, subtitled talk and read the English translation. https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/why-the-only-future-worth-building-includes-everyone/
5th of April 2017 09:18 AM
Please let churches, pastors, and families, know about this story in the NZ Herald today.
4th of April 2017 02:39 PM
Well done to all the Crew at ZEAL. I've been to one of their public events and applaud the work they do. This is just one more good example.
4th of April 2017 10:18 AM
Thanks to Jeff Fountain for posting these two Time covers side-by-side.

If God is Truth (as Christians believe), then a move away from God is synonymous with a move away from Truth. So this development is to be expected, and we can only pray that as people reflect on the implications of this, they will be prompted to reconsider the importance of God.

Some reading Jeff's article may leap to Godwin’s law and its variants, which say that anyone who mentions Hitler has automatically lost their argument. Even if this really were a 'law', keep in mind that even laws have their exceptions.
27th of March 2017 09:27 AM
Rosalee Velloso-Ewell and Rhema's Di Campbell chatting on air about theology, life, and faith. What a blessing.
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26th of March 2017 02:12 PM
DAY THREE- Highlights from the 8th NZ Christian Leaders Congress, Hope Centre, Lower Hutt.
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26th of March 2017 02:07 PM
DAY TWO - Highlights from the 8th NZ Christian Leaders Congress, Hope Centre, Lower Hutt.
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26th of March 2017 02:05 PM
DAY ONE/EVENING - Highlights from the 8th NZ Christian Leaders Congress, Hope Centre, Lower Hutt.
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23rd of March 2017 01:57 PM
How do we maintain unity, as the body of Christ? The 3-Day Congress demonstrated just that.

Keynote guest speaker, Dr. Rosalee Velloso Ewell - Executive Director of the Theological Commission for the World Evangelical Alliance.

Leaders: Sports Chaplaincy Matt Hawkins, Methodist - Viv Whimster & Prince Devanandan (President & Vice President); Salvation Army - Andrew & Yvonne Westrupp National Commissioners; Assemblies Of God - Dennis & Mina Acraman; Alliance Churches of NZ - Andrew Marshall; Elim Churches of NZ - Chris Bethwaite (National Secretary); Seventh Day Adventist - Brad Kemp; Grace Communion International - Rex Morgan; Wesleyan Methodist Church - Richard Waugh, Ron Hay - Cashmere Anglican Church Christchurch; Ron Bennett - Otari Parish Wellington - Catholic; Richard Dawson - National Moderator - Presbyterian and more!

Also had Tim Bulkeley and Chris Clark (World Vision) as some of our speakers.
— with Gayann Phillips, Jacynthia Murphy, Phil Paikea, Ana Peni, Tony Brooking, Rachel Afeaki Taumoepeau and Maiya Thompson at Hope Centre.
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22nd of March 2017 10:47 AM
Difficult Conversations | Congress Day 1 - Laurie Guy and Tim Bulkeley opened up the discussion on sexuality:

A1. Should we be strongly seeking change in societal attitudes to sexuality? Or is this not the time for this? Or should our focus be on other priorities?

A2. Some Christians stress texts specifically opposing homosexual relationships. Others stress broader principles such as love and justice. Can we get on together? How?

B1. How does your hermeneutic work on past issues like slavery, or divorce and remarriage?

B2. Is it consistent? If not why not (i.e. are there reasons for the variety of approaches)?

B3. Can you articulate (clearly and fairly) a hermeneutic for those you disagree with?
22nd of March 2017 05:10 AM
Congress (full) Day 1 - thanks to Tony for sharing this link from Scot McKnight. Very timely. David Bebbington's four hallmarks of evangelicalism were mentioned in last night's opening.
21st of March 2017 12:46 PM
Rosalee Velloso-Ewell (near right) from WEA (World Evangelical Alliance) about to speak to NCLANZ (National Church Leaders Aotearoa New Zealand) on issues facing the church.
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