New leadership at Bible Society NZ 

New leadership at Bible Society NZ 

Bible Society New Zealand is delighted to announce the appointment of a new CEO, Neels Janse van Rensburg, who will commence his tenure on 1 April 2019.

  • A faith that changes everything

    A faith that changes everything

    I know I am not the first person to address the issue of society’s constant bombardment of the idea that we need to do everything for ourselves.

  • Discovering your calling

    Discovering your calling

    I think the topic of ‘calling’ has caused many Christians grief over the years.

  • Love is greater than happiness

    Love is greater than happiness

    A pastor I know recounted a story of how he went to a parents meeting at his kid’s school and when the teacher asked the parents what they wanted for their children he and his wife were they only ones who didn’t simply say they wanted them to be happy.

  • New Zealand Rail Journey's Promoted in Australia (PSI Best of 2018)

    New Zealand Rail Journey's Promoted in Australia (PSI Best of 2018)

    Reading through the on-line New Zealand Herald I saw a promotion of The Spirit of Queensland tourist train that takes in the Brisbane to Cairns route with tourist stops in between.

  • 2019 Kiwi young writers reminded on those who went before

    2019 Kiwi young writers reminded on those who went before

    The 2019 Kiwi young writer program commenced with a fresh ‘behind the scenes’ team

  • Asking

    Asking

    “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. (Matthew 7, verse 7)”

  • The gifts of the gypsy queen

    The gifts of the gypsy queen

    On the eve of the New Year, I looked back across 2018 to find one word lying heavy across my soul:

  • Redefining the baby talk

    Redefining the baby talk

    If you have been on social media, you would have come across at least one article regarding New York legalising abortion up to birth.

  • “Friday to Monday”

    “Friday to Monday”

    Part of my role as educational psychologist involves meeting with teachers and parents at the start of the New Year to discuss current concerns and develop interim action plans to transition our young person back to the “Monday to Friday”.

  • Looking beyond the box

    Looking beyond the box

    Gold dust was raining down from the ceiling.

  • Unhealthy guilt: When our best doesn’t seem enough

    Unhealthy guilt: When our best doesn’t seem enough

    Recently I’ve found myself feeling guilty all the time. It feels as if it’s not good enough even when I try to do my best.

  • The Soapbox and a Good Story

    The Soapbox and a Good Story

    More than just a box that contains soap, the source of all knowledge(!), Wikipedia, describes a soapbox as a raised platform on which one stands to make an impromptu speech.

  • Israel in the time of Jesus

    Israel in the time of Jesus

    The historical world of the first century Israel is fascinating to those who wish to understand more about Jesus’s life and ministry. Interestingly, there is a gap of about 300 years between the end of Old Testament and the beginning of New Testament in Scripture.

  • Stretch those muscles

    Stretch those muscles

    I was the kid who walked the school cross country, who stood on third base praying no runners or balls would come my way, and who was so uncoordinated the ’80s aerobics fad held zero appeal. And yet, over the summer holidays, I bested my super-fit husband in the great outdoors.