Reflection 2 December – First Sunday in Advent

|| Jeremiah 29:4-7 & John 1:1-5, 9-14 Advent 1 – Space – God’s & Ours || A reflection by Dan Spragg.  I love this verse: “The Word became flesh and made his home among us…” (John 1:14 CEB) Other versions say, ‘lived among us…’ or ‘dwelt among us…’ The...

Reflection 18 November

John 8:1-11 | A Reflection by Dan Spragg  One of the gifts that I was given during my time in Wales was the opportunity to connect with some of my extended family on my Father’s side. He was born in Wales, but immigrated to NZ when he was just four years old. I was...

Reflection 11 November – Rev. David Coster

James 3:13-4:3 & Matthew 18:1-7 Feeling Good About Ourselves and others  The Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi until a month or so ago was not really known to most of us. Now we all know who he is. Why? Because the rulers of Saudi Arabia seemingly had him executed...

Reflection 4 November

4-11-18 1 Kings 19:1-13 & Matthew 13:44-53 Pearl and field and the still small voice Reflection by Mart the Rev Later this month the clock ticks over declaring that I have been an ordained minister for thirty years.  I’m not quite sure what that really means –...

Reflection 28 October – Rev. Phil Wall

You’ll know by now that one of the greatest joys for me in this exchange has been to walk alongside you for a time, to get to know you a little, to hear your stories and see what God, the Church, the world looks like from your perspective. It really has been a...

Report from General Assembly 2018

General Assembly 2018 Report It is really great to be able to genuinely say thank you for the opportunity to be a commissioner at this year’s General Assembly.  It’s great because I’m not that sure that thank you is a response that many have felt after attending some...