Don’t forget your roots

Passionate about partnership Six60 is a Kiwi band that epitomise the best of student experiences.  They formed while studying in Dunedin in 2008, and chose the name Six60 in recognition of house number they lived in – 660 on the infamous Castle Street.  Lead...

Four aims, one end 

The stories here in Canvas reflect one or more of TSCF’s aims: True witness. Deep thought. Undivided life. Global reach. The aims are both means and ends in our call to reach students for Christ and change students for life.  This season’s stories are particularly...

Evidence and opinions

The hunches we have about Christianity’s place in society have some fresh statistics to inform them. In May, the Wilberforce Foundation published Faith and Belief in New Zealand. It’s a national survey of 1,007 Kiwis and in-depth interviews with 26 focus group...

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,...

So what?

In a world where we can’t always keep up with what’s happened today, we don’t often go to the trouble of wrapping our heads around the long ago. However at uni I was lucky enough to find lecturers with a gift for bringing old stories into the present, so I dabbled in...

We’re all ‘professionals’

New Zealand has the developed world’s highest rate of youth suicide, according to Unicef. And now Parliament is preparing to discuss (again) a bill that would allow any adult who finds life “unbearable” to schedule a less messy, doctor-assisted suicide. Aotearoa isn’t...