Locked down - look up (to God)

Locked down - look up (to God)

The last few weeks have certainly been an upheaval, with a community outbreak of Covid-19 sending New Zealand into lockdown, but since that upheaval looks like most of us just spending a lot more time at home—something we have done before—I’m optimistic that we have all found ways, even small ways, to manage this change..

  • It was love all along

    I recently watched the Netflix documentary series, Our Planet, narrated by David Attenborough. An incredible series that has moved me towards praise for the amazing planet we get to enjoy.

  • When Should You Kill Hitler?

    Civil disobedience (going against the ruling authorities) has been a controversial topic for hundreds of years, it may seem like it has become more of an issue over the last few years but it was a popular topic even in first century BC.

  • Déjà vu: Yes again

    Have we ever experienced something over and over? It might feel like we’ve been through this not too long ago and yet once again we find ourselves going down the same path.

  • “But what if I mess up?”

    “If you do, we can clean it up. We can start again. And imagine what it would be like if you don’t mess up?”

  • The journey from hell

    As we face the uncomfortable time of a delta outbreak in New Zealand, I remember an uncomfortable moment I faced with my daughter a few years ago, while travelling from Morocco to Spain.

  • A small part in God’s plans

    I’m not a hugger. My mother is an excellent hugger, but this talent clearly skipped a generation.

  • Christian State?

    On the eve of Christmas, Christians from all around the world will gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus, which took place in a small town in what is now modern day Palestine.

  • Listening to the silence

    In pre-digital days I was helping out at a school camp for 11 year olds. One of the activities the class teacher asked the children to do, was to get away by themselves, where they couldn’t see or hear anyone else. During 20 minutes on their own they were to simply sit, and listen. Then they were to write down what sounds they heard.

  • Narcissism, altruism and other church-isms

    The Christian church is a bit of a controversial space.

  • It will be what it will be

    As I write this article here in New Zealand on 26th August 2021, we’re in Day 9 of what we know as Level 4 lockdown as the Delta variant of COVID19 raised its head for the first time in our country.

  • Is it tiring to be a Christian?

    ‘Is it tiring to be a Christian?” You may have been asked this before - by someone, or simply by yourself. It’s a tough question. It’s tough because the answer is uncertain yet right in front of us at the same time.