Living by the book

Over the last few months, I’ve been thinking a lot about the evidence for Christianity. Specifically, I’ve been pondering just how far the historical evidence can take us—in our own faith, and in our evangelism. This isn’t about questioning the quality of the...

Faith meets science

Graeme Finlay’s two passions are not, as new atheists would have us believe, mutually exclusive. He is a respected academic with a PhD in cell biology. He is also a Christian who has completed theological study and written a book dealing with, among other things, the...

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...