Category Archives: jesus

Rethinking Church (Finale): Movements Must Move.

Hi everyone. Rob here. One of the things that is changing rapidly in church life is the role of denominations. In many ways a denomination is like a multi-national corporation that oversees regional areas and a multitude of smaller companies. … Continue reading

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Let The Good Seed Grow

Hi everyone. Rob here. As we seek to interpret the times we’re living in, I find that it’s hard to go past Jesus’ parable of the wheat and the weeds in Matthew 13:24-30. A farmer plants good seed in his … Continue reading

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All In

Hi everyone. Rob here. It’s a beautiful Autumn day here in Hamilton, NZ. The leaves in my neighbourhood are changing colour quite dramatically. A few are out mowing their lawn. There are people walking the dog and playing with their … Continue reading

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Jesus Invites Us

Hi everyone. Rob here. In Luke 5 we see Jesus heal a man with a skin disease. He then tells him to go to the priest and not to tell everyone what happened. Verses 15-16 then say this: Yet the … 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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When Christmas is Blue

Hi everyone, Rob here. Tomorrow our church is holding a ‘Blue Christmas’ service. It’s a time for those who are holding grief in their hearts at Christmas to lay that before Jesus, free from tinsel, canned Christmas music and naively … Continue reading

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A Story for the Ages

Hi everyone. Rob here. Last week I wrote about the upcoming Pastor’s Retreat I was about to attend and it was a great time of refreshment and renewal. Part of the emphasis was on receiving the good news of Jesus … Continue reading

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Recharging our Hearts

Hi everyone, Rob here. Anyone who knows my nearly 7 year old daughter Jaz (Jasmine) knows that she is a veritable force of nature. Bright as a button, physically capable and keen, a great sense of┬áhumour and a regular source … Continue reading

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