Tag Archives: surrender

Ultimate Allegiance

Hi everyone. Happy New Year. Rob here. 2021 arrived with the hope that it would herald a new beginning after the turbulence and upheaval that 2020 brought us. Then we had the storming of the Capitol building in Washington D.C, … Continue reading

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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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Naming the Grief

Hello everyone. Rob here. There is a sense right now that the world is grieving. We are seeing the stages of grief being played out in the public sphere – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance – as we come … 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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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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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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Be Kind To Your Mind

Hi everyone. Rob here again. A couple of days ago I wrote that I have given myself 3 simple guidelines to help me be kind to myself each day. Have I taken care of my body? Have I taken care … Continue reading

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Fragility, Fallenness, Fear and Faith

Hi everyone. Rob here. We are about to enter a time of lockdown here in New Zealand as we respond to the threat of Covid-19. As far as lockdowns go it’s fairly comfortable. Electricity continues to flow. Supermarkets are open … Continue reading

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Anchored in Today

Greetings everyone. Rob here. The headlines today are filled with countries and cities in lockdown, events being cancelled, sharemarkets in crisis and, seemingly, a lot of panic. Let’s not go into the rights and wrongs of it but ask the … Continue reading

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