Day tripping for eternity

When Gunn from IFES Norway pioneered a movement in Luxembourg, we of Ichtus Vlaanderen in Belgium were enthusiastic. Since she was all alone there and it’s not far from Belgium, we included her in our staff retreat and got to know each other better. A new movement...

Finding wide horizons

I used to want to be a missionary. When I was at university, every summer I would go to a different developing country to help however I could. The first time I went overseas just for a holiday, it felt kind of selfish. I was used to making my trips as meaningful as...

What bugs me about the travel bug

If you’re not a different person by the end your trip, you haven’t done it right. Why does our generation place such a spiritual emphasis on travelling? In a world of millennial wanderlust manufactured by bloggers and social media, I’d like to question why we expect...

Learning from history

Mike Summerfield and Roshan Allpress talk about how the church’s past does, and how it could, shape its present.   What lessons from history need to be re-learned in Kiwi churches today? We have happily received the Reformation ideal that power ought to be placed in...

Walk with me

When I was in my third year of studying medicine, things in my life started spiralling downhill. I was hardly sleeping or eating, was having trouble concentrating at university, and was feeling incredibly low and anxious about life. I was having thoughts that my...

Youth suicide is not inevitable

Judge Andrew Becroft is Children’s Commissioner, a former student leader with Auckland EU, and more recently served as Principal Youth Court Judge. He also chairs TSCF’s board. A longer version of this article ran in the NZ Herald on 4 August, 2017. We all have hopes...