Seeking an Inheritance

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We need to take a look at intergenerational faith formation. Sounds... deep/ exciting/technical/interesting/ daunting/vital/trendy. Why is this something to explore and what does it even mean? We caught up with Karen Warner to discover more.

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Back to the Creed

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Over the past two years, while pastoring at Tauranga Central Baptist, I have had the privilege of baptising seven teenagers and young adults. I have struggled with the question of the amount and type of teaching that should take place before believers are baptised, especially those who have not been raised in church-going families.

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God made me lime green

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In the last issue of the Baptist magazine, we reflected on the women who travelled with Jesus. We noted that both women and men were disciples, while the twelve apostles who will judge the twelve tribes were only men. In this article, we consider how the apostle Paul viewed women.

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Gifted and Called

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The Bible tells us about women who were disciples, leaders, teachers, prophets, and preachers. What can we learn from them? Sarah Harris considers some of the women who walked with Jesus in the first of a two-part series.

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Grace Celebrated

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How does understanding grace help us approach the priority of mission within New Zealand? Part 1

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Te Aroha Noa o Te Atua

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On my father’s side I am Scottish, from the Isle of Barra in the Hebrides. On my mother’s side I am Māori, from the small settlement of Waitangi just south of Te Puke. This story concerns my mother’s family.

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Does God care about my social life?

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What would you say if I told you that being a Christian isn’t just about your spiritual life? What if going deeper in your faith could mean so much more if you considered that God wants you to take care of yourself? How would you respond if I said that in taking a look at this, you could honour God with all areas of your life?

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Growing an Intergenerational Church

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Throughout much of Christian history, the intergenerational church was the norm. However, in the last several decades we have built a church with distinct silos, separating ministry with children, youth, and adults. Diana Langdon takes a look at what we have to gain if we reconnect the generations, and what we have to lose if we don’t.

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Waking up to Grace

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Do you remember when you first understood something of grace? We each have a journey with grace, and grace will teach us, if we let it. Craig Vernall shares some of his story here.

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In Christ Alone

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When was the last time you remember singing about God’s wrath? If the modern hymn “In Christ Alone” is in your playlist, then it was probably more recently that you realised. William Chong continues our series that takes a fresh look at well-known hymns.

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It is Well with my Soul

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“Saved alone” - these were the first two words that Anna Spafford telegrammed her husband, Horatio, after the ship that she and her four daughters were on sank in a shipwreck that claimed 232 lives – including their four daughters. William Chong continues our series that takes a fresh look at well-known hymns.

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Amazing Grace

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We’ve all heard the famous line, “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound…” Let’s take a closer look at this hymn. William Chong begins our series that takes a fresh look at well-known hymns.

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Itinerant Gospel Musician Nicky Moran Tours All New Zealand Prisons

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Touring New Zealand prisons with encouraging gospel concerts, Nicky Moran completed her first full nationwide prison tour during September and October 2016 with fifty-four concerts. Led by the Lord, and leaving her family and nursing job behind for a month, Nicky went into all the prisons to sing, share her testimony, and call those in prison back to the Lord.

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False Start

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In his early twenties, Peter Robertson left his job as a radio station reporter and was included in a remote monastic community at Our Lady of the Southern Star Abbey. Here, we share some of his journey from independent city boy to contemplative apprentice. In his attempts to draw near to God, he reflects on what 'becoming nothing' might not look like!

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Trusting God to reveal the truth

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"An atheist may be able to discern the message Paul wanted the Galatians to understand, but that alone is not reading the Bible faithfully. God intends Scripture to change us..."

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Freedom Comes to Murshidabad

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Sometimes circumstances rob a young person of their childhood and force them to grow up too fast. That is what happened to Abla*.

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The ripple effect

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"I often think about my choices and actions, and what the ripple effect from them might be. Most of them - good or bad - I will never know about, but I was encouraged by one recent ripple..."

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My Brother

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Pain in families can cause rifts that God wants to see healed.

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A Conversation with a Neighbour

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Yesterday a neighbour reminded me of something so simple, and yet so vital to my spirituality. Something so simple I often neglect it, put it to the back of my mind, saying it is for other people. Tim Shallard, he does more important things, he doesn't waste his time like that...

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The Bad Thing

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Some years ago (in what now seems like a previous lifetime and in some ways even something that happened to someone else), a bad thing happened...

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