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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...
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Without Hope

The Romans knew how to instill fear into their conquered nations. Their mighty legions ruled with an iron fist, and rebellion led to death. Law and order was swift, and for those with the most hideous of crimes there was...
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A Worthy Vocation

The dictionary definition of vocation is, “...a calling, employment, a profession or a business…” In Ephesians, the Apostle Paul outlines clearly how he believes Christian should live their lives. Look at Ephesians 4:1-3 - “I therefore, the prisoner of the...

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...

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...

Mark Powell Keeping Focussed

After 13 years in various positions within the Warehouse Group, the final 5 years being Group Chief Executive, Mark Powell stepped down in February 2016 to focus his time and energy in other areas. In issue five of the magazine, Dave Firth...
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Bull Allen: Faith, Family and Footy

The All Blacks are at the centre of New Zealand culture. Along with the silver fern, the Kiwi bird (and the fruit) and stubbies, they are ‘iconic’ in every sense of the word. But despite all the fame and fortune,...

Act Justly, Love Mercy and Walk Humbly

Equipping and transforming. Those are two words central in the minds of Hamilton Christian School principal Shaun Brooker and his staff as they begin each day in Christian education. A principal with a reputation for having fun, Shaun sits down...
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What Does ‘So Busy’ Really Mean?

When did 'So Busy', supersede 'fine' as the stock standard answer to Joey's question, 'How you doing?' It is as if being 'busy' has become a medal of honour. As if being 'busy' makes us important. As if being 'not...