How We Gather is a website detailing research Harvard Divinity School (USA) did that uncovered a number of features of how millenials gather, with direct implications for the being and doing and leading of church now and into the future. It is well worth an explore!  Make sure to check out the reports the researchers…

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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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