Category Archives: kingdom of God

Loving and Ruling

Hi everyone. Rob here. This weekend my guys group had planned a road trip to Hawkes Bay. This morning we found out that wild weather and downed power lines meant that our accommodation had to be cancelled. We have made … Continue reading

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Kingdom Rivers

Hi everyone. Rob here. One of the things drilled into us at Bible College was the idea that God’s kingdom was now and not yet. The coming of Jesus Christ, his death, resurrection and ascension meant that the kingdom of … Continue reading

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Good Question

Hi everyone. Rob here. I’m thinking about a question. Here it is: What is the change I want to see in the world? Before that question I was thinking about another question. What do I want to do with the … Continue reading

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Good Trouble

Hi everyone. Rob here. In Christianity we often talk about becoming Christlike. We think that becoming more like Jesus is to become nicer or calmer, more serene. The reality is that becoming more like Jesus is to become a righteous, … Continue reading

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He Is Our Help

Hi everyone. Rob here. This morning I found myself thinking about Psalm 121. It starts like this: I lift up my eyes to the mountains –    where does my help come from?2 My help comes from the Lord,    the Maker of heaven and earth. I … Continue reading

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Believing What God Believes

Hi everyone. Rob here. I was irritable last night. I was grumping at my teenage son for having expensive ideas after a week where we’d had to pay some big bills. Behind my irritability was fear and shame. Brand New … Continue reading

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Prayer in a Changing World

Shalom. Rob here. As we take a step back and look at the bigger picture we can see a world in transition. Covid-19 is steadily remaking the world one infection at a time. Economies and the entire global economy is … Continue reading

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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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Samaritans, Creeds and Race

Hi everyone. Rob here. One of Jesus’ most radical stories is that of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:29-37. It was given in response to a question from an expert in the law: Who is my neighbour? Jesus tells a … Continue reading

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Rethinking Church: Movements

Hi everyone. Rob here. Let’s start today’s post by putting together some of the thoughts in the last few posts. Let’s be small and nimble, rather than large and fixed. Part of that is to not own buildings. Let’s meet … Continue reading

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