Tag Archives: Christ

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: The Meeting Serves the Message

Hi everyone. Rob here. Last week I started a discussion on the future of church, particularly in the Western World. The church is the body of Christ whose purpose is to reflect the head; Jesus Christ. I asked the question: … Continue reading

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Persistent Surrender

Kia Ora everyone. Rob here. I’ve been thinking about words like perseverance, persistence, patience and how they combine with other words like surrender, passion, calling and even, pain. I’m in an in-between time. I have started a new ministry but … Continue reading

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Hiding Places

Hi everyone, Rob here. A close read of Genesis 1-3 reveals so much of what we need to know about the human condition and how we relate to God. One of the most startling scenes is this one in chapter … 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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Humanity and the Cross

Hi everyone. Rob here. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 1:22-23, Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified… Have you stopped to think about just how scandalous that statement is??? In a highly status … Continue reading

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Standing with Jesus

Greetings. Rob here. Friday saw the holding of a National Memorial for the 50 victims of the two mosque shootings in Christchurch 2 weeks ago. It has been a sobering time for a generally peaceful nation like ours. There has … Continue reading

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White Stones

Greetings everyone. Rob here. We’ve been looking into the letters to the churches in the book of Revelation at church lately. These letters were the words of Christ himself, dictated to John on the island-prison of Patmos. They are a … Continue reading

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Your Heart’s Wardrobe

Hello everyone. Rob here. After a series of beautiful spring days, a southerly storm has decided to wreak havoc on the country and upset everyone’s wardrobe choices! It’s a reminder that life does not follow a carefully orchestrated, linear path. … Continue reading

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You Are Not Alone

Kia Ora everyone. Rob here. Last week I was at our annual Pastor’s retreat for our movement. The great benefit of the retreat is being with others who understand your world, speak the same language, share the same frustrations and … Continue reading

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