Reflection 3 September

Exodus 3:1-15 & Romans 12:9-21 ’Looking at what it means to be together’ Reflection by Anne Stewart (with some help from Eugene Peterson’s foreword to Romans in The Spiritual Formation Bible) Paul’s letter to the Romans has always been a bit of a favourite for me....

Reflection 27 August

Matthew 16:13-20 & Romans 12:1-2. You Only Know if You Know. A reflection by Dan Spragg  I’ve always been curious about Jesus’ telling the disciples not to tell anyone he was the Messiah. It seemed a little at odds with what he was doing. Apparently it was ok for...

Reflection 20 August

(On the day when little Hugo was baptised into the church of the new covenant) Genesis 15:1-21 & Ephesians 1:1-14 Cutting a deal along with a dose of anakephalaiossathai [Mart the Rev revelling in a bunch of ideas explored by Rob Bell in What is the Bible?: How an...

Reflection 13 August

A Reflection on Matthew 14:22-33 – Jesus walks on water Reflection by Dan Spragg Growing up in New Zealand, it is almost a Kiwi kid’s rite of passage… jumping off some bridge, or some rock, or cliff into the river flowing far below! I remember doing it once when...

Reflection 6 August

Isaiah 55: 1-13 & Genesis 32: 22-31 ’Wrestling a Blessing’ Reflection by Mart the Rev What a year we are having! Two new church complexes coming ready.  The new Bryndwr church building opening this afternoon.  The new Papanui building on schedule for an...

Reflection 30 August

Romans 8:26-28, 31-39, Matthew 13:31-33, 44-46 Reflection by Anne Stewart ‘I am convinced that nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God, in Christ Jesus our Lord.’ That paraphrase of verses 38,39 of chapter eight of Paul’s letter to the Romans must...