The Great Banquet Part 1

The Great Banquet Part 1

My name is Robert and as I sit here in front of my raging fire, reclining into my comfortable blue armchair covered in a woolen blanket my wife knitted me,

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    How to be a person of influence (spoiler: don’t try)

    Influence is an extremely powerful commodity. Everyone is influenced by someone or something, and it can be for good or for bad. In many respects, to have influence is to have power.

  • Love of the Servant-King

    Love of the Servant-King

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  • Just do it

    Just do it

    Nike is possibly the most popular sports brand around the world. The Swoosh logo is instantly recognisable, and their slogan ‘Just Do It’ is iconic. It wouldn’t be difficult to find a Nike item of clothing in most people’s wardrobe.

  • Finding freedom

    Finding freedom

    Recently I was asked to share at my church’s youth camp. The topic was an easy one: how has Jesus impacted your life?

  • ARPA 2019 conference highlights

    ARPA 2019 conference highlights

    The Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) annual conference was held in Christchurch 6-7 September at the Christchurch City Novatel.

  • Why BAD people go to Heaven and GOOD people go to Hell

    Why BAD people go to Heaven and GOOD people go to Hell

    Most people believe that there is a good place that good people go to when they die; Christians are the exception to this norm as the Bible teaches that it is not the good who get to go to Heaven but actually it is bad people – what?!

  • Obsessed with death

    Obsessed with death

    Early in August 2019, an extreme abortion bill flew through its first reading in New Zealand. The majority of our MPs showed support for this bill (94-24). Words like well-being, healthcare and rights have been thrown around to justify the need for such a bill. It is really though just a camouflage for liberalizing late term abortion.

  • I’m not sick; I’m single.

    I’m not sick; I’m single.

    The world of dating and relationships is a terrible conundrum, and I for one am not sure how to crack the code. Or if I even want to anymore.

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    Rural Australia and New Zealand - farm festivals

    Australian and New Zealand rural areas hold regular farm festivals and agricultural shows and they are big hits with the locals. They have established traditions of their own. 

  • How are you in bumpy weather?

    How are you in bumpy weather?

    I spend a lot of time locked inside a cylindrical container that hurtles through the air for hours.

  • Sophia Sinclair elected as ARPA President

    Sophia Sinclair elected as ARPA President

    Sophia Sinclair - The Australasian Religious Press Association elected its first woman President at its AGM in Christchurch on Saturday.

  • ‘Young writers’ win 2019 prestigious ARPA Gutenberg

    ‘Young writers’ win 2019 prestigious ARPA Gutenberg

    The prestigious 2019 ARPA Gutenberg was awarded to the young writer ministry ‘Press Service International’ (in conjunction with Christian Today Australia) in Christchurch at a glittering awards presentation Saturday evening.

  • Holiday Reflections on Legacies

    Holiday Reflections on Legacies

    Earlier this year, it was our 40th wedding anniversary and we decided to celebrate by going on a river cruise, from Budapest to Amsterdam.

  • The wonder of the flying fish

    The wonder of the flying fish

    A friend of mine shared an amazing story this week about his father and an enchanting fishing trip he went on while on a remote Pacific island in the early 1960’s.