Tag Archives: surrender

Measuring By The Decade

Hi everyone. Rob here. 10 years ago this week my friend David and I began this blog in order to give expression to the life of the heart in relation to Christian faith. I want to thank all of the … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Paradox

Greetings everyone. Rob here. Following Jesus in this world is a bit like swimming against the tide with the wind at your back. I choose those contradictory and almost nonsensical images deliberately. There is an energy that comes from the … Continue reading

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Kingdom Partners

Hi everyone. Rob here again. Yesterday was my wife’s birthday. It also marked 10 years since the devastating Christchurch earthquakes that impacted our whole country to some degree. On a personal level, it was also 10 years since I flew … Continue reading

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Attention and Engagement

Hi everyone. Rob here. Kiley and I were chatting this morning about the amazing opportunity our 14 year old son has this year to go on a 5 week course, full of adventure and discovery, on an island renowned for … Continue reading

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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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