Doing a New Thing

Communicating God’s Heart Through Creativity and Technology Futurist Ray Kurzweil once said, “…when I was an undergraduate, we all shared a computer at MIT. It took up half a building. The computer in your cell phone today is a million times cheaper and a thousand times more powerful. That’s a billion-fold increase in both the…

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Peter Dobbs: A Man on ‘His’ Mission

If one word describes Peter Dobbs, it’s most likely ‘missional’.  It makes sense too – a key aspect of his roughly eight years in the New Zealand Army centered around mission command – and the question, “…how do you analyse, define and fulfill a mission?”These days, that mission-focussed foundation motivates him – he keeps it…

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Paul Adams: Living Life Pedal to The Metal

More than 20 years after Paul Adams first retired from motorsport, he felt the Lord leading him to get back behind the wheel. Prayerfully, Paul said he would – but only to be a light for Jesus, and if the Lord provided certain things. One of those was a Mazda Familia 323  four-wheel-drive turbo. When…

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The Gamaliel Principle: His Strength, or Yours?

Gamaliel was the son of Rabbi Simeon, the grandson of the famous Rabbi Hillel. He was a Pharisee, and therefore an opponent of the Saduccees. He was noted for his learning and was president of the Sanhedrin through the reigns of Tiberious, Caligula and Claudius. Acts 22:3 tells us that the apostle Paul was “…brought…

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Spiritual Warfare

What is spiritual warfare? Is it demonic oppression? Is it a set of bad circumstances? Is it a bad curry the night before? Spiritual warfare has been something that is known to the Christian community, but has been either under-estimated or over-stated. Simply put, I believe spiritual warfare is an attack on God’s people. It…

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Hold That Thought!

Over the years, I’ve heard the story told of a railway worker who became trapped as he was working in a refrigerated boxcar, an enclosed railroad car used to carry freight. It’s said one of his colleagues – who didn’t know the other gentleman was in the car working away – shut the door as…

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The Christ-Like God: A Reflection of Jesus

The ultimate question one can ask is, “…is there a God?” If the answer is ‘…yes’, the second most important question is “…what’s He like?” We can answer by defining God by His attributes – that He’s all powerful, all knowing, omnipresent, unchanging and eternal. But, an equally important aspect to His attributes is His…

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Is Charity Lost?

“And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity”. – 1 Corinthians 13:13 (KJV). Why does the King James version of the Bible use the word ‘charity’, rather than the word ‘love’? If you have a modern translation, the Greek word (agape) is commonly translated ‘love’ – but if…

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Uncovering The Unexpected: Part Two

Father and son Alan and Jackson Stanley share the second and final part of a feature series they’ve written describing a journey they’ve been walking together in recent years. Part one appeared in issue 15 and we begin this part with Jackson’s words in italics. As I continued down this path I felt like I…

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The Danger of Drifting

When we hear Samson’s name, we think of strength – and of his reputation as the Bible’s strongest man. There are stories of him getting hold of an attacking lion and ripping it apart. Once he was bound with ropes and snapped them like cotton. He tied 300 foxes together, attaching a torch to their…

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