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“A Man Of Crime To A Man Of God…” – Lucky Te Koha’s Journey To Christ

Lucky Te Koha. Photo: Fantail Studios "Lucky, how did your life of crime start?," I ask. Sitting back in his chair, I can see Lucky Te Koha reflecting on past thoughts and memories. "I started selling marijuana at 10 for...

The Call To Be People Of Character And Courage

“I love Kiwis,” he smiles.While an answer perhaps elicited thanks to a somewhat leading opening question, it’s an effective icebreaker as I ask former Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) managing director Martyn Iles how he’s finding New Zealand. In September, we...
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Journeying With Jesus: Rangi Wills Carves Out A New Path

In the world of whakairo - the traditional Māori art of carving in wood, stone or bone - Aotearoa has a hidden taonga, or treasure. As a tohunga whakairo, an accredited teacher of carving whose work is acknowledged by Toi...

Relational Evangelism: The ‘Cause Circle’

I’ve worked full time in Christian ministry for 13 years. And, all of those years have been with an organisation which is focussed completely on equipping youth ministries around New Zealand to share the gospel.  That’s something I’m absolutely passionate...
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Have you ever lost something? Maybe your keys, some money, your wallet or a cell phone?  I remember one time when I lost my cell phone, or, rather I dropped it down a sinkhole.  I was gutted. This was back...

Jesus, Keep Me Near The Cross

It’s important we understand the one thing that unites us as the Church is the cross. Paul MacKinnon explains. The words of this title are essential for the local church’s survival. World-wide, groups of people form for many reasons -...

Pointing A Community To The Gospel

What will it take to authentically reach our communities with the gospel of Jesus Christ? Shane Wildermoth offers some prayerful reflections. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people...
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Biblical Leadership

What characterises a person God can use to lead His people? Biblical leadership is based entirely around the Person, and work, of Jesus. There’s no room to vary from the Word of God. “I have found David the son of...
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The Veil

When we consider the Jewish temple at the time of Christ's crucifixion, the veil divided the Holy of Holies from the Holy Place. Inside the veil was the ark of the covenant - and outside were the various holy elements...