Conversations are valuable, all of them

Conversations are valuable, all of them

I was having a conversation with a man that I haven’t really talked to before. Mostly because I am talking with others that I know more when this guy and I are at the same place. He’s busy talking to his friends too, so we don't really have time for a conversation together.

  • The Mission of God Part 4 – The Role of God’s Spirit

    The Mission of God Part 4 – The Role of God’s Spirit

    As a people-orientated person, don’t we just love serving and helping people? It satisfies us.

  • ‘New Year, New Me’

    ‘New Year, New Me’

    The popular New Year catch phrase that we hear when people are coming into the New Year. Coming to Christmas and New Year, we find ourselves reflecting on the year that has been and looking towards the year that is to come.

  • Buy your girlfriend before you try her

    Buy your girlfriend before you try her

    Outraged? Does the title bother you? I hope so. It’s horrible, yet it reflects an unfortunately prevailing view in society.

  • Santa or saviour

    Santa or saviour

    Santa, Father Christmas, jolly old Saint Nick. Whatever you want to call him. The  man in red has been a widely acclaimed part of the Christmas tradition since he was first painted by cartoonist Thomas Nast in 1881 as part of a poem illustration.

  • Why the “ok boomer” meme is still relevant

    Why the “ok boomer” meme is still relevant

    Press Service International Columnist Roydon Ng recently caught up with Pastor Kiran Skariah on how the suburban Youth Pastor is giving up his church job to run the biggest 24/7 youth group in the world.

  • Life Prep

    Life Prep

    Like any good Millennial Christian, I am a regular consumer of the YouVersion Bible’s reading plans and devotionals.

  • New Zealand chosen to launch one of the largest ever Global Bible Campaigns

    New Zealand chosen to launch one of the largest ever Global Bible Campaigns

    One of the largest global Bible campaigns has chosen to launch in New Zealand this January. Bible 2020 aims to encourage ‘everyone, everywhere’ to engage with the Bible in their own context and in their own language. It is anticipated that the Bible 2020 app will be used across the world as individuals speak aloud a different Bible passage each day of the year.

  • Basic apologetics is a necessity

    Basic apologetics is a necessity

    For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term apologetics, it is simply defined as:

  • Marriage conflict deconstruction

    Marriage conflict deconstruction

    I met up with a group of girlfriends over dinner last week and we discussed about how we handled conflicts with our spouses. It was a very interesting conversation as we had different ways of approaching it.

  • Trial and triumph

    Trial and triumph

    Often in the work place you have to deal with power politics and passive-aggressive colleagues or customers who undermine, backstab, gossip and bully. People might besmirch you to the boss; demean you accusingly by the tone of their voice; reprimand you over trivial and petty things, just so they can feel powerful and in control, and or advance themselves in the workplace—not to mention other emotionally abusive behaviours.

  • I don’t want to “catch-up”

    I don’t want to “catch-up”

    It was a coincidental encounter with a stranger. Although, that’s not quite true. They were not truly a stranger. In another life, we had been friends. 

  • What’s holding us back?

    What’s holding us back?

    When my parents divorced, we spent the first 9 months living at my auntie's house while my mum was trying to find a new place for us. On the back of the bathroom door there was a quote by Charles Swindoll that have helped shape my life. It said:

  • What a day!

    What a day!

    Hey, my name is Brendan. Let me share a story with you about one of the most significant days of my life.

  • Confessions of a peculiar perfectionist

    Confessions of a peculiar perfectionist

    I don’t call myself a perfectionist, but I do have a peculiar form of it within me. It tends to pop out in the weirdest places, making me edgy when I fall short of my standard of perfection.