Together we love, we meet, we walk, we transform, we create God's Kingdom - together. A reflection on Acts 11:1-18 and Revelation 21:1-16. Fiona also refers to Rachel Held Evans, Jean Vanier, Bob Hawke and the Federal Election. Fiona Bottcher is a member of our congregation and candidate for the Ministry of Deacon in [...]
We are people of resurrection called to arise A reflection on Acts 9:36-43 and John 10:22-30. With thanks to Valentina Satvedi-Leydon, Anabaptist minister, a member of our congregation and our Interim Student House Support worker.
A reflection on Paul's conversion and the call to show grace. Focussing on Acts 9:1-31 by Ian Ferguson
A reflection about being sent to continue Jesus' work of forgiveness. Focussing on John 20:19-23
Easter hope after Christchurch. A reflection on Luke 24:1-12. I show a number of videos in this reflection: The haka outside the Al Noor Mosque (Tenei Te Ruru begins at 00:47) - I play three excerpts of this through the reflection 1973 All Blacks haka contrasted with the 2015 All Blacks haka Jacinda Ardern's speech [...]
The bible is a disorienting book. We should avoid rushing to harmonise its various theologies. It's often its discordant notes that draw us into the surprising ways of God and the surprising calls on our lives. Isaiah 43:16-21; John 12:1-8 With thanks to Geoff Thompson, a member of our congregation and lecturer in Systematic [...]
A reflection on forgiveness focussing on Luke 15:11-32
A reflection on Psalm 63. What prayer can we offer to God in the place of extremity? What can we ask of God in our worst times, our most soul thirsty places?
A reflection on Luke 13:31-35 in the light of the horrific events in Christchurch
A reflection on the Temptations of Jesus in the Wilderness Luke 4:1-13. I quote from this article by Waleed Aly. Warning: this reflection refers to sexual abuse.