Rewriting history

Our current narrative about the founding of modern New Zealand—from the prioritising of colonial interests to scandals like Parihaka—has lost the true impact that the gospel had on not just religion, but race relations and politics. It suits our cultural climate, of...

Bringing history home

We have both the freedom to worship God, and his word to guide our lives and worship. Knowing how these priceless gifts reached us can help us—with God’s help—pass them on. In the centre of the city of Dunedin is a museum called Toitū. In the centre of that museum is...

Recovering hope

Answers to an epidemic of isolation and mental suffering are as close as our own two hands. Esther and Wilson Chan share their perspective as church and community members who come alongside young people. Wilson is the Youth Minister at St George’s in Epsom, Auckland....

Piecing together mental health

The number of students who report poor levels of emotional wellbeing at Victoria University has remained at 45% for the past three years. Gerard Hoffman, Manager of Student Counselling Services, wrote in Salient on 10 April, 2017 that factors include: Increasing...

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....

Images of the church

More on the church: A brief disclaimer Breaking down church walls Mucking in: A student perspective Building to plan “I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: ‘Go down again – I dwell among the people.’” – John Henry Newman...