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Christmas without the Trappings

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July 15, 2017

This is the third article in a series called Jesus Politics. Read my first article: here and the second, in regards to immigration: here.

This series is about opening up a space to discuss the role that Christians can play in politics, particularly as...

April 6, 2017

Should it be that we are exercising our rightful freedom of political participation by simply voting for ourselves?

This question I posed in my recent article where I introduced a series I am writing, called Jesus Politics. The plan is to educate my...

March 14, 2017

I hold a lot of pride as a Kiwi (New Zealander, not the bird) knowing that my homeland was the first self-governing country to allow women to vote. Before that time, women were excluded from any involvement in politics, deemed to be unfit and serious...

February 5, 2017

I have tears in my eyes as I write this. My heart is beating fast as I reluctantly let my mind wander to moments of painful and wretched confrontations of broken humanity. I love my neighbours and I love my community, but I loathe the power they are...

October 27, 2016

Every day I have the privilege of journeying with whanau (families) who are on the verge of homelessness. It might sound strange to call this a privilege, but it is the only way I can describe that feeling of being present with someone in one of thei...

August 23, 2016

Last week, a precious Syrian child covered in blood and dust, floated through our feeds, and brought the world to its knees.

His name is Omran and he is three years old. He represents the millions of children covered in blood and dust, many of whom...