Reflection 15 December – Choose Joy

Advent 3   Isaiah 9:1-7 Choose Joy Reflection by Mart the Rev I came across a lovely Michael Leunig cartoon with his version of the Good King Wenceslas carol.  I sung it to Parish Council the other night.  Can you imagine how thrilling that was for them?  The looks of...

Reflection 17 November – Kingdom Guides

Luke 18:15-17 Make room for the kingdom guides Reflection by Mart the Rev Recently I enjoyed a creative conversation with Geoff New, one of our teachers at the Knox Centre for Ministry & Leadership in Dunedin.  Geoff was bouncing off a poem I had written...

Reflection 10 November – With and Among

Jeremiah 29:1-7 & 1 John 3:11,18-24 ‘With & Among’ Reflection by Mart the Rev Samuel Wells, the vicar at St Martin’s in the Fields in London, tells two stories from ministry contexts he has worked in that have shaped his thinking about the role of the church...

Reflection 3 November – Parihaka

Luke 6:27-36 Wilful disobedience at Parihaka Reflection by Martin Stewart ‘If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away...