Otago hosts Ravi

Every now and then we get an opportunity to be part of something big. Something that feels a bit special. For the team in Dunedin, this year, that occasion was Ravi Zacharias visiting our university for a week. There are few individuals in Christian circles more...

What is truth?

How to recover reality in an age of attractive illusions So, here we are, occupying our little place in space, our short moment in time. What do we know? More to the point, how do we know what we know is true? If we are gods, we can decide what is true and what isn’t....

Truth in the trenches

How to leverage finite knowledge in a world of clickbait and deadlines I received a call at the end of a busy day while stuck in traffic, so I was probably in a bad mood. However the caller proceeded to explain a scenario that would make most journalists sit up. They...

Can true faith transform a culture it conforms to?

“It’s difficult to be a progressive Christian and still be against abortion, though.” This was how a Christian friend, whom I greatly admire, responded to the new “Both Lives Matter” campaign I was working on. This campaign is both pro-life and pro-woman,...

Have we left truth behind?

Even in a place and time where “post-truth” nabs Word of the Year, people still insist on making truth claims. We’re wired to know. So one of the biggest challenges we face as truth-believing Christians isn’t actually convincing people that truth exists. It is to...

Seeing Lincoln CF through a grad’s eyes

The nature of TSCF staff work is that we have to say goodbye to many people every year. The turnover of student missionaries is, from the temporary nature of study, high. Students are part of Christian fellowships for a few years, then they graduate and work...