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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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Know Your Bible!

Hi everyone. Rob here. In New Zealand at the moment we’re living with an uneasy freedom. Our success in eliminating community transmission of Covid-19 means that we’re enjoying freedoms that many parts of the world can only dream of. But … Continue reading

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When We Don’t Have The Answers

Hi everyone. Rob here. I have been reading the first few chapters of Jeremiah. Jeremiah was given the call to be a prophet, a spokesperson for God, as a very young man, probably mid to late teens. Josiah, a good … Continue reading

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We Are All Human

Hi everyone. Rob here. Two nights ago I watched the award winning movie, “Twelve Years a Slave.” Based on a true story, it tells the tale of Solomon Northup, a free man who was abducted and placed into slavery in … Continue reading

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Building Resilience

Hi everyone. Rob here. Ancient Israel was always a nation in transition. Moving from being wandering ex-slaves in the desert to a nation-state is a difficult move. Moving from a tribal model to a monarchical one is also a big … 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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The Long Way Around

Hi everyone. Rob here. I couldn’t find my sunglasses yesterday (actually, I still can’t!) and I found myself getting really angry about it. I was able to settle myself and think, ‘maybe it’s time to look under the hood.’ It … 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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