Auckland based Splice is a movement of people connecting in Auckland’s City Centre. They got involved this year in Random Acts of Kindness. You too can become a Raktivist ‘RAKtivist’ is short for ‘Random Acts of Kindness activist’. Think of RAKtivists like kindness ambassadors—and, like all ambassadors, they’re a part of an active, global community. […]
Most of us know the church as we know it, is struggling. Here are some posts which offer some hope for the church #hopeforthechurch.
Rev Tony Franklin-Ross was one of the organisors of the recent Progressive Spirituality Conference in Napier. Here are his reflections as published in Touchstone Faith as resistance to ego, orthodoxy and the political status quo This was the theme of a Progressive Spirituality NZ conference in Napier on 6-8 May. The gathering drew 122 people from around […]
God wants to communicate with us – this is the simple message of religion. If this is so then we should want to communicate this message with the world around us. Where is the Church in an age when we are bombarded by advertising on television, radio, billboards, newspapers, emails and supermarket bags? Often conspicuously […]
Rosemary Neave was behind a venture called FutureChurch funded by the Methodist Church to network and explore new ways of being ‘church’ – particularly those emerging outside the institutional Church. Rosemary was recently asked to set up this MethodistNorth website as a way of engaging with people in a less traditional way. Now living in Christchurch, Rosemary […]
Sophie Parish writes in Touchstone Theologian, author, educator and Touchstone film reviewer Rev Dr Steve Taylor and his family felt the calling to return home to New Zealand late last year from South Australia. Steve has taken on the role of principal at the Presbyterian Church’s Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership in Dunedin. Over […]