Category Archives: humanity

A Tough and Rugged Peace

Kia ora everyone. Rob here. As I look around at my church family I see people experiencing the full spectrum of human experience. Some have just faced a tragic loss. Others are anticipating the birth of a child. Still others … Continue reading

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Reconciliation is Reality

Hi everyone. Rob here. 2 Corinthians 5:17-20 is a favourite passage of mine and has been on my heart lately. It says this:  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this … Continue reading

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The Power of Dying

Hi everyone. Rob here. We’ve been going through 1 Corinthians as a church this year. It’s amazing just how many issues in that book seem so current today: Homosexuality, sexuality in general, gender issues, the divide between rich and poor, … Continue reading

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God-Given Personality

Hi everyone. Rob here. You may have noticed that our personalities carry strengths and weaknesses. For example I am an introvert who likes to engage in deep thinking and reflection. This is great for blogging, preaching and sharing. However, every … Continue reading

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For Today

Hi everyone. Rob here. I often turn to the verse of the day on my Bible app in the early morning to help turn my mind and heart towards God and his kingdom. Yesterdays verse was particularly striking. Here it … Continue reading

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Subversive

Hi everyone. Rob here. Yesterday I saw the movie Silence. It is set in a time of intense persecution against Christians in 17th century Japan. As we know Christians are still persecuted against today. In fact, all over the world religions and … Continue reading

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The Great Multitude

Hi everyone. Rob here. There’s a beautiful image that’s portrayed in Revelation 7:9-10 that I carry within me as a source of hope: After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, … Continue reading

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Christmas Eyes

Seasons greetings everyone. Rob here. It has been a time of milestones for me this month. I finished my Masters thesis, Kiley and I celebrated 20 years of marriage and on Sunday my church honoured me with a gift for … Continue reading

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Truly Human

Hi everyone. Rob here. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14). The glory … Continue reading

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Connected

Hi everyone. Rob here. It is done. After 3 years, 2 extensions and a whole lot of life’s curveballs being thrown, I have sent my thesis in for marking. It feels like a significant achievement. There’s a part of me … Continue reading

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