Tag Archives: change

The Reality of Transition

Hi everyone. Rob here. We are all hearing about the word ‘transition’ these days as America deals with the problem of managing a transition of presidential power when the defeated foe refuses to acknowledge the reality of their loss. It … 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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Rethinking Church: Get Radical

Hi everyone. Rob here again. In the last blog I introduced the idea of 12 step recovery groups being a potential model for a new way of doing church. They travel light, stay committed to their message and every member … Continue reading

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Rethinking Church

Greetings everyone. Rob here. One of the things I’ve been thinking about over this time is the future of church. I sometimes think we forget that the church is the embodiment of the Gospel – the good news about Jesus … Continue reading

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Pulled Up and Pushed Along

Hi everyone. Rob here. At the moment the weather is acting as a great metaphor for my life. It’s sunny one moment and is then followed by a wind gust of gale proportions and a downpour. It’s warm and lovely … Continue reading

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Transforming Routines

Hi everyone. Rob here. Sometimes you just have to break the routines of your life. I headed down to Wellington in the weekend to catch up with David. We hiked and biked and yakked and puffed our way through activities … Continue reading

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Clothing for the Heart

Hi everyone. Rob here. I bought a new suit yesterday. The old one wasn’t actually a suit but a slightly mismatched jacket and pants set that didn’t fit very well. It made me look smart only because I dress so … Continue reading

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