Wiremu Tamihana Tarapipipi te Waharoa was a significant figure in 1800s Aotearoa. With a call to peacemaking and advanced skills in contextual biblical interpretation, this Māori chief was key in the Kingitanga movement, founded two communities of peace, and grappled with deep contradictions through the wars for land that devastated the Waikato. Steve Taylor in…

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Ken Edgecombe. Chaplain and Religious Education Teacher, Queen Margaret’s College A key lesson in faith formation: Put aside your preconceptions.  

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In this video recorded in May 2018, theologian Christine Pohl (well known for her work on hospitality) is delivering her final sermon at Asbury Theological Seminary before retirement. She wrestles with the topic of contentment, modelling as she does so a rigorous conversation with scripture from which theology emerges to speak into contemporary reality.

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Listen to this fascinating presentation by Wayne Te Kaawa as he re-visions Christology through a Maori lens by exploring images of Jesus in traditional and contemporary Maori art. 

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This book came out a while ago but is an excellent collation of wisdom from mostly Maori and Pasifika writers for supporting whanau through the difficult stressors life can bring, often as the result of colonisation, intermarriage, migration and socioeconomic insecurity. An excellent resource for family, friends and practitioners. https://www.otago.ac.nz/press/books/otago068826.html

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When she went on study leave Heather Simpson wondered why it is that we are so afraid of evangelism. And she decided to research how to regain our courage for sharing the gospel, discerned that prayer is key, invited others to join her in a Prayer Experiment and the rest, as they say, is history.…

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The struggles of our natural world can be easily forgotten as we grapple in the church with other concerns. But our planet is our home; we are integrally connected. Its suffering is and will be ours. In this powerful, poetic and prophetic lament telling the story of the albatrosses of Midway Island in the North…

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A New York Times Best Seller and award-winning book, What Do You Do With an Idea? is for anyone who’s ever had a big idea. This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child’s confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And…

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