Finding wide horizons

I used to want to be a missionary. When I was at university, every summer I would go to a different developing country to help however I could. The first time I went overseas just for a holiday, it felt kind of selfish. I was used to making my trips as meaningful as...


What bugs me about the travel bug

If you’re not a different person by the end your trip, you haven’t done it right. Why does our generation place such a spiritual emphasis on travelling? In a world of millennial wanderlust manufactured by bloggers and social media, I’d like to question why we expect...


The TSCF team grows

Rosie makes it official Rosie Sim’s introduction to student ministry came through her now-husband and Dunedin staff worker Simon Sim. However stepping into the role of staff worker herself, nearly two years after their marriage, has been 25 years in the making. She...


Festival’s summer Sanctuary

TSCF staff and students created and hosted two venues at Festival One—the Student Lounge and a space for prayer and reflection called the Sanctuary. The annual event, which celebrates music, art and Christian community, took place 26–29 January just outside of...


Death of a perfectionist

Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:7-8) I was born into a Christian family, but I...


Tourists and pilgrims

Christians make the best travellers. I have zero research to back this up, but think about how the Bible describes God’s people: Sojourners. Pilgrims. Strangers. We’re sent to and called out, in but not of. We welcome those who are separated from their own homelands,...