Author Archives: brandnewheartnz

Pointing to the Creator

Kia ora everyone. Rob here. We’ve just started a series in Romans in our church. One of the many fascinating things that Paul says in the first chapter is this: For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities … Continue reading

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Lifelong Learning

Hello everyone. Rob here. Some have called the age we live in, ‘The Information Age.’ Let’s be honest. It’s actually ‘The Information Overload Age.’ Wisdom used to be gained through the lived experience of elders who then passed it on … Continue reading

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Words of Life

Kia Ora everyone. Rob here. My wife, Kiley, and I have a mutual desire to speak words of life into people. By that I mean that we want to partner with God and be his mouthpiece of life-giving love and … Continue reading

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Minding the Gap

Hi everyone, Rob here. Nearly everyone I know has good intentions, myself included. And nearly everyone I know would say that there is a gap between their good intentions and reality, myself included. I really do want to be a … Continue reading

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Jumping the Tribal Fence

Hi everyone. Rob here. As human beings we tend to be tribal. We’re attracted to people like us. Our friends speak the same language, share a similar standard of living, of education and values. But to live tribally means to … Continue reading

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His Bigness, Our Smallness

Kia Ora everyone. Rob here. Growing up in New Zealand’s South Island I was always aware of God’s bigness. When your landscape is large glacial lakes and a snow capped mountain range, it becomes ingrained in you somehow. This is … Continue reading

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Bodily Dysfunction

Kia ora everyone. Rob here. At the core of dysfunctional relationship is the desire to bend others to do your will. It leads very easily to manipulation, bullying, diminishing and even, violence. We see it in political affairs, in workplaces, … Continue reading

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