Take a deep breath

Canvas | Issue 88: People of Prayer Unlike some on these islands, I am not a regular visitor to high altitude. Except for my travels on Air New Zealand and the occasional jaunts on hills around the country, I’m rarely too far above sea level. Following my recent visit...

The state of the boiler room

Canvas | Issue 88: People of Prayer Think of the most capable, gifted Christian leader you know. It doesn’t have to be a personal acquaintance, just someone you’ve heard about – no doubt with a sense of awe and wonder. Perhaps he or she is a brilliant speaker or...

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...

Fear, forgiveness and the gospel

New Zealand is a country saturated in God’s common grace. Sure, we have our problems,  but we’re served by stable and accountable government that has ensured religious freedom, prosperous without being ostentatious in our wealth, filled with astounding natural beauty,...

Love my neighbour

Like many in Christchurch’s Indonesian community, associate staff worker Ani Kartikasari lost a friend on March 15. In the days that followed the massacre, the lecturer at Lincoln University supported students, victims and their families as they came to terms with the...

Freedom in God’s love

Hine Tihore didn’t know any other Christians on campus, so she would head to the smokers’ area by herself to pray. Each day she sat on a wooden bench sheltered by kowhai and pohutukawa at the Massey University campus in Wellington, and she talked to God. “I was...