Reflection #15: The Doors Open Wider than We Think

Reading: Luke 15 Who are you, or I, to say who is in, or who is out? Who are we to try to define who the Divine will accept, and who She won't? When I first began to get to know my street whānau I used to go out onto Queen Street with food and … Continue reading Reflection #15: The Doors Open Wider than We Think

Reflection #14: The Path

Reading: Luke 14 "So you cannot become my disciple without giving up everything you own." Sometimes I feel that the world we live in, in it's very shape, and structure, is making us less than human. We are conditioned to consume, to produce, to do, to go, go, go. We move through the world, but … Continue reading Reflection #14: The Path

Reflection #12: Learnings From The Poor / A.J. Hendry

Reading: Luke 12 "Seek the Kingdom..." What is it like to be told to sell what you have when you have nothing? We live in a capatalist and consumeristic society. A society that conditions us to take, to gather, to hold on to things, yet Jesus challenges us to live in a differently. Don't take, … Continue reading Reflection #12: Learnings From The Poor / A.J. Hendry

Can The Church Accept Gay Marriage? P4: What about Repentance and the Gospel? / A.J. Hendry

In our last blog we discussed whether or not a gay person was putting their salvation at risk for being in a same-sex relationship. We concluded that despite the way this korero is normally framed, it is not in fact a salvation issue. For to say that someone is saved by what they do or … Continue reading Can The Church Accept Gay Marriage? P4: What about Repentance and the Gospel? / A.J. Hendry

Has Western Christianity missed the point of the Gospel? / A.J. Hendry

I sometimes wonder if Western culture hasn't tamed the revolutionary nature of the Gospel. Having spiritualized our gospel, we have created a nice, safe, comfortable version of Christianity, more concerned with how to prepare one's inner person for the after life, than addressing what's going on in this one. And so, we have become a … Continue reading Has Western Christianity missed the point of the Gospel? / A.J. Hendry