Opinion piece

Abortion opinion piece and the motivation of William Wilberforce.

My Story

Born to Christian parents and then saved by Jesus, I have learned to live for Him.

What Jesus taught

Many people these days have only heard of Jesus Christ as a swear word. But Jesus of Nazereth was actually a man who lived in Israel some 2000 years ago. Contemporary teachers still regard him as the greatest teacher of all time(1). Four biographies of his life are still with us today. The Gospels of…

God in nature

It is a beautiful day in late autumn out my window. The grass is sparkling with melted frost, and tall pine trees take up the middle third of my view. Above is the clear blue sky. Thankyou God. It is so beautiful. A bird- probably a hatchling- squawks loudly. The world out here relies on…

Blind. Why?

For the glory of God. I have just been reading the Gospel of John. I got to chapter 9, and there is a story of a man who was born blind. Jesus’ followers say, “Why is he like that, teacher? Who sinned, this guy or his parents?” Typical people, right. If there’s something wrong with…

Ladybug

When I was little, I used to be fascinated by ladybugs. I used to carefully study their red spotted backs as they crawled along. I used to affectionately call her “Lady,” and appreciate the way she was one of God’s creatures. And, there were ways in which I was similar to the ladybug. One day,…

New baby

One day I got to tell a man about Jesus. His first baby boy had just been born. I said, “Congratulations, you have an important job to do as a husband and a father.” I asked him if he thought God was happy with him, and then explained the Gospel. I started by showing him…

Andy Story

Here is another story for you. 12 year old Andy Morrison desperately flung himself through tangles of vines and dead blackberries. It was a warm, pleasant night but he didn’t notice. Andy’s legs were panging and throbbing from the weight at which he threw his body at the immense maze of silhouetted bare branches. It…

The Gospel Getting Through

Over this season of level 4 lockdown in New Zealand, many people have been cleaning up their homes. Someone I know cleaned out her pantry, another got rid of unused crockery, still another is tidying up her worldly belongings. When confined to our homes, one of the most obvious things to do is to clean…

Story II

Arriving in the clearing, the brothers searched for blackberries. Soon, their mouths were black and blue around the edges from berry juice. The high sun warmed their faces. It was about 2pm when they left, Jim remembered. He had learned to read the clock with hands that now hung on the wall in the room…

Ressurection Sunday

Today is the day Christians remember Jesus rising from the dead. Initially, several women who went to put spices and potions on the body found the tomb Jesus was laid in empty. They found the Roman Guards had fainted, the heavy stone rolled away, (Mark 16.4) and Jesus’ burial clothes in a pile (John 20.6)….

Easter Friday in Lockdown

Some people have regular family traditions on Easter weekend. Like going camping. Going to the Royal Easter Show. Eating chocolate. Most people know that Christians go to church on Easter. Maybe you have gone in past years. Or maybe you have been to Easter Camp. This is because Easter Weekend actually marks the commemoration of…

A Christian response to the lockdown

Why is this happening? What is God doing in this season of upheaval? All of these quotes in italics are from the Bible Isaiah 26:20 is an interesting verse….Come, my people, go home and shut yourselves in.Go into seclusion for a while until the punishing wrath is past Jesus also talked of a time to…

Exploring story

One day, Jack and Jim went out to the woods to play. They were walking along, as boys do, Jimmy with an old baseball bat and Jack with 3 well-used balls. The autumn leaves rustled beneath their gum booted feet, and they watched a fantail flit happily in the air in front of them, cheeping….