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Telling the stories of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, NZ and Polynesia

How Early Christians lived community

New Testament scholar and teacher Rev Prof Paul Trebilco says the Covid pandemic has raised many questions about ‘community’. Here he investigates what we can learn from the Early Christians' resilient communities that both survived and flourished during times of great hardship.

How imperfection reveals what's real

Wellington-based spiritual director Adrienne Thompson reflects on the fakeness of perfection.

Gathering the peace(s) in lockdown

Glynn Cardy pieces together some Covid-free mental space in lockdown with the help of a morning moka coffee and a complex jigsaw puzzle.

Honouring A Dreadful Sacrifice

On ANZAC Day 2021 Monty Black offers his thoughts and recollections on the impact and aftermath of war.

Remembering Bishop Waiohau Te Haara

Bishop George Connor remembers how Bishop Waiohau Te Haara lived his faith and contributed to the life and mission of Te Hāhi Mihinare o Aotearoa, Niu Tireni, ki Nga Moutere o Te Moana Nui a Kiwa. 

In Memoriam: Waiohau Te Haara

Bishop John Paterson remembers his friend and brother in ministry, the first Bishop of Te Tai Tokerau, Bishop Waiohau Rui Te Haara.

Jesus a high risk pregnancy

Rev Jonathan Hartfield casts his obstetrician’s eye over the story of Mary the mother of God in the lead up to Jesus’ birth.

Worship in Te Reo is a heart thing

Jade Hohaia reflects on how she felt when she realised her church was not going to embrace Te Reo Māori or Te Ao Māori in worship or in life.

Kia kaha ra e te whānau o te Atua

Jade Hohaia encounters God's vision of Aotearoa restored and redeemed.

Kill the Act, not the vulnerable

Sharing a better vision for schools

What has lockdown taught us?

+Ross Bay reflects on lockdown

My short-lived life without prayer

An insuring tale: saved from fire


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