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...

After the alarm: a student response

What happened when you heard the lockdown alarm? The question repeated all week. Where were you during the Christchurch shooting? The story will be told to our grandchildren. I poured the tea for my friend and sat down cross-legged on the window seat of our student...

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...

What do we really know?

“The truth is out there.” That famous line came to define a show that captivated me at secondary school. In The X-Files, FBI agents Mulder and Scully spent 202 episodes chasing conspiracy theories and paranormal activity all over America. Regardless 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...