Why should we be surprised?

Why should we be surprised?

'37 Days' is a television series which I also have as a DVD. It details 'behind the political scenes' leading up to WWI in August 1914.

  • ANZAC is our 'survival' sacred day

    ANZAC is our 'survival' sacred day

    As a nation, we hold two very significant dates as public holidays. One is religious (Easter) and the other is national (Anzac Day).

  • A special day - Anzac

    A special day - Anzac

    My son who lived in England for seven years, explained that in the UK, our equivalent of Anzac Day (April 25th – the day the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps – ANZAC – landed at Gallipoli), is Remembrance Day, also called Armistice Day.

  • Lonely at the top – subtle ANZAC reflection

    Lonely at the top – subtle ANZAC reflection

    Consider those amazing women who choose the world of leadership in whatever field of endeavour - wherein they compete against the forces of nature, family responsibility, gender bias, historical demands, spending time away from home, and the stamina required for such a high level decision making.

  • One Day in Melbourne – Saturday 3 June – Moonee Ponds

    One Day in Melbourne – Saturday 3 June – Moonee Ponds

    2017 'One Day in Melbourne' aimed to the 'forgotten Christian media' is on Saturday 3 June 10.30am at the Salvation Army Moonee Ponds.

  • 1 min video – launch of Christian Today New Zealand

    1 min video – launch of Christian Today New Zealand

    'Christian Today New Zealand' (CTNZ) was launched last weekend with a fanfare of speeches to see this fresh addition to the CMCI come online (Christian Media Corporation International).

  • The ground of faith

    The ground of faith

    Meet any serious Pentecostal and attend their mega worship drama and be certain to hear someone, anyone really, get up where they are and reveal some vision, a prophecy, or a dream.

  • Australians more envious than Kiwis

    Australians more envious than Kiwis

    British researches claim that not only are Australians the worst of all sinners, according to their definitions, the greatest sin of Australians is envy.

  • How vaccinations help keep us healthy

    How vaccinations help keep us healthy

    A couple of years ago, I wrote two articles about the effectiveness of modern vaccines. This is a revision of the second (more scientific) article, with the inclusion of some recent research. Being Easter, I thought this an important topic – death to life.

  • A question that requires an answer – Easter reflection

    A question that requires an answer – Easter reflection

    Easter brings a focus to many issues that surround us and this too is one of them. Recently I was reading an article that originated with the American Tinker, therefore American focused, but as I read it though, in my view, it applies to all of the West including Australia.

  • 2017 young writer conference - 12 August

    2017 young writer conference - 12 August

    Press Service International in conjunction with Christian Today – announces the 2017 young writer conference - this year at the Alexander Headland Conference Centre on the Sunshine Coast on Saturday 12 August.

  • 12,000 youth to encounter Luke’s Gospel this Easter

    12,000 youth to encounter Luke’s Gospel this Easter

    Bible reading barriers are being directly addressed by Bible Society in this year’s Easter Gospel distributed at Easter camps around New Zealand.

  • Surviving Cyclone Debbie – Laguna Quays Respite

    Surviving Cyclone Debbie – Laguna Quays Respite

    Cyclone Debbie struck the Whitsundays Islands and mainland from 25-29 March bringing devestation in its wake with winds of up to 257ks with a huge impact of torrential rain.

  • Easter Reflection - Auschwitz

    Easter Reflection - Auschwitz

    It was a remarkable occasion! The March of the Living, 2005, Auschwitz, Poland, for the 60thanniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp. I placed a wooden commemorative plaque at the entrance to Auschwitz Birkenau.

  • Replacement theology – a different angle – 3

    Replacement theology – a different angle – 3

    Replacement Theology at Morling theological college was taught as Super-succession-ism – that Christ at the cross “superseded” the Old Covenant and at that point the Chosen People played no further part in the human processes of Salvation and lost their special place within the economy of God.

  • Wholeness

    Wholeness

    Wholeness, according to the dictionary, is a state of total well-being. As Christians we know that the only source of complete well-being, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, is God Himself.

  • Replacement theology challenged – 2

    Replacement theology challenged – 2

    Replacement Theology at Morling theological college was taught as Super-succession-ism – that Christ at the cross “superseded” the Old Covenant and at that point the Chosen People played no further part in the human processes of Salvation and lost their special place within the economy of God.

  • Replacement Theology Challenged – Part 1

    Replacement Theology Challenged – Part 1

    Replacement Theology at Morling theological college was taught as Super-succession-ism – that Christ at the cross “superceded” the Old Covenant and at that point the Chosen People played no further part in the human processes of Salvation and lost their special place within the economy of God.

  • Business: The Unreached People Group

    Business: The Unreached People Group

    Windsor Park Baptist Church is one of the largest Baptist churches in New Zealand and it’s 65-year history is one marked with change and innovation.

  • An old story... but too true

    An old story... but too true

    The Conversation recently revealed something we've all known for “donkey's years” that in rural Australia / New Zealand the hairdressers, bank managers, agriculture suppliers and vets have a crucial yet often overlooked role in looking after the mental health of their community.

  • Majdanek

    Majdanek

    The Majdanek Concentration Camp was visited when I was invited by Bridges for Peace, a Christian Mission based in Jerusalem, to be part of a 48 person international delegation which also included Auschwitz's 60th liberation anniversary and the 2005 March of the Living.

  • Rhema Media, NZ Christian Writers, and Justin St. Vincent

    Rhema Media, NZ Christian Writers, and Justin St. Vincent

    Earning his BSc (Hons) degree in American Business Studies, Justin St Vincent has also graduated from Youth With A Mission’s Discipleship Training School (YWAM DTS) from the University of the Nations in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

  • Mystique

    Mystique

    Mystique is a word that accurately describes my feelings in 1999, when the Messianic Christian Israeli tour guide led our group through a small doorway adjacent to the Wailing Wall, which symbolises the ‘promise’ of the rebuilding of the Temple on Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

  • Laguna Quays Respite for missions

    Laguna Quays Respite for missions

    The Whitsundays Laguna Quays Respite for missions 2 min video is just one of the recent developments on its ministry for missionaries, home missions, church full time personnel.

  • Launched – Christian Today New Zealand

    Launched – Christian Today New Zealand

    Christian Today New Zealand was launched on Saturday at 'Timeout in the Tweed' with persons from Christchurch, Sydney, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Tweed Heads and Mozambique.

  • Official launch celebrations – Christian Today New Zealand

    Official launch celebrations – Christian Today New Zealand

    This Saturday 25 March the official launch celebrations of 'Christian Today New Zealand' is being held on the Gold Coast as its being combined with an update of the '2017 young writers conference' on the Sunshine Coast set for Saturday 12 August.

  • Survey: Homemaking is back on the agenda

    Survey: Homemaking is back on the agenda

    A recent News.com article claims that a growing number of Generation Y young women are right now or planning to be 'homemakers' and not in any shape for form establishing a career.

  • NZ holiday survey opposite to missions

    NZ holiday survey opposite to missions

    A recent NZ Herald article listed from a travel destination survey, New Zealand's favourite holiday destinations overseas and the list of places within New Zealand they favour.

  • Benhadad counted his chickens before they hatched

    Benhadad counted his chickens before they hatched

    "Counting your chickens before they've hatched" is as true today as it has always been, as even explained in the Bible, says Well-Being Australia chairman Mark Tronson.

  • Un-tempted or untried

    Un-tempted or untried

    Recently Well-Being Australia chairman Mark Tronson, a retired Baptist minister was reading 'Dr Joseph Parker', one of the recognised great English preachers of the second half of the 1800s in London.

  • Olympic cities provide evangelism opportunities

    Olympic cities provide evangelism opportunities

    News Daily recently published an article how the citizens of a growing number of the world's most significant cities are objecting to an Olympic Games coming to their country.

  • Two new panellists for New Zealand young writers

    Two new panellists for New Zealand young writers

    NZ panellists in the Press Service International 'Kiwi young writer program' with Christian Today New Zealand has two additions.

  • The art of 'silence'

    The art of 'silence'

    Silence can be utilised as a defence, a weapon, a plea for mercy, a statement of ignominy, a cry of ignorance, a shout of defiance, a political comment, an expression of contempt, and much more besides.

  • Fathers and daughters—important links

    Fathers and daughters—important links

    Quote from a few years ago—"Dad came to speak at the school where I teach," says the 20-year-old history teacher (Daisy Turnbull Brown, married daughter of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

  • Cathedrals and Pentecostal Churches growing

    Cathedrals and Pentecostal Churches growing

    A fascinating article appeared in the NZ Herald recently on the best SuperBowl commercials and had available for viewing these super 'cool' and 'engaging' adverts. This they were. They were all designed to do precisely this.

  • A philosophy of Kiwi sport

    A philosophy of Kiwi sport

    New Zealand, in relationship to population is way ahead in the prowess in international sporting performances.

  • Insights from Greco-Roman Times – A Christian Response

    Insights from Greco-Roman Times – A Christian Response

    Author Rex Dale's new release "Insights From Greco-Roman Times – A Christian Response" is well worth a read to get a grasp on how people before the time of Christ thought about life and how to deal with its mysteries.

  • Femininity back on the agenda

    Femininity back on the agenda

    Femininity is alive and well – the fashion industry thrives on it, the boutique business world depends upon it, social media is full of it, it heralds a woman's sex appeal and the Bible says it is God's wonderful gift to women.

  • First To Forty

    First To Forty

    First to Forty is a discovery of a life, love, hope and happiness that leads you home.

  • A long stretch from Anne Frank to current refugees

    A long stretch from Anne Frank to current refugees

    It is a long stretch to claim Anne Frank of Holocaust note was a refugee on the same level as those seeking a new life in America from Islamic countries.

  • C.A.R.D. - Christian Article Registry Depository - new entries

    C.A.R.D. - Christian Article Registry Depository - new entries

    C.A.R.D. - Christian Article Registry Depository – has received numerous additional writer's name from 'One Day in Melbourne – Evangelicals Online' held in April.

  • New Zealand ranked No 3 – a happy bunch

    New Zealand ranked No 3 – a happy bunch

    New Zealand has once again been deemed in the highest 3 as the richest, happiest, healthiest and most prosperous with the naming of the world's 25 top such countries.

  • New Zealand initiates tourist rail pedal trikes rather than pulling up the railway for bicycle trails

    New Zealand initiates tourist rail pedal trikes rather than pulling up the railway for bicycle trails

    An innovative move on behalf of rail lovers in New Zealand on disused rail tracks has been to introduce rail pedal trikes – keeps the perway for future rail re-usage and invents a whole new tourist bonanza.

  • A just weight and balance are the Lord's

    A just weight and balance are the Lord's

    Well-Being Australia chairman Mark Tronson says that there have been numerous legal proceedings associated with alleged physical abuse, substance abuse and illegal betting linked to the sporting field, all presumably when rules of a particular sport have been breached in some way.

  • Children's colouring books challenge

    Children's colouring books challenge

    NZ Herald ran an interesting article recently how children's colouring books dropped off the top sales list to a parenting book and this behoves the question as to what might be happening to this traditional and essential tool for children.

  • Empty – a sensitive book on miscarriage

    Empty – a sensitive book on miscarriage

    Kerryn Polkington says 14 years ago, just days before Mother's Day, she had a miscarriage at 10.5 weeks. 10 years ago, again just before Mother's Day, she had another miscarriage at 6 weeks.

  • Tourism New Zealand... Wow!

    Tourism New Zealand... Wow!

    In this column over the years I have celebrated the various aspects of tourism in New Zealand but a recent article has highlighted how important tourism is.

  • Millennials ditching social media components

    Millennials ditching social media components

    Huffingtonpost recently ran an article on the huge numbers of young people who are ditching social media, well one or two types of it.

  • Kiwi young writer program for 2017

    Kiwi young writer program for 2017

    The 2017 young writer program is shaping up nicely for the Kiwi young writers, one of the four groups within Press Service International's young writer program in conjunction with Christian Today Australia and Christian Today New Zealand.

  • Back to the future – KiwiRail

    Back to the future – KiwiRail

    Late last year both the New Zealand Herald and the Railway Gazette made play that KiwiRail had finally made a decision on the 'electric' haulage of freight trains.

  • Irenie How: tuition on Christian Today New Zealand

    Irenie How: tuition on Christian Today New Zealand

    Irenie How the Kiwi young writer program 'editor' from Christchurch was flown to Sydney over the weekend to undertake tuition on Christian Today New Zealand online 'uploading'.

  • Competition – does it relate to the Bible?

    Competition – does it relate to the Bible?

    From Genesis to Revelation the concept of competition reigns as part of the economy of God as the unfolding story of the Salvation of men and women takes us on a journey from Adam and Eve through the final triumph of righteousness in The Revelation.