Throughout this time of uncertainty, we have seen many restrictions placed on the population of New Zealand. One, that has affected the Christian community has been the restrictions on the size of people gathering. While Churches have been compliant and have gone along with this restriction, they have found other ways of reaching their congregations … Continue reading Vaccine Passports & The church
The news of the death of The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has become a time for reflection of the halcyon days of Rock n Roll. Charlie Watts is revered as one of the great drummers of his time. and immortalised alongside other greats such as Ginger Baker. Watts, the quieter member of the Rolling … Continue reading Following the beat of a new drum
Author Dr Rev Stuart Lange, National Director NZ Christian Network, In the early church, great numbers of Christian believers were persecuted or killed by the Roman State, which demanded on pain of death that everyone worship the emperors and the pagan gods. In medieval times, Catholic authorities were involved in burning heretics (and later some … Continue reading Freedom of religion
Author Mike Bain: Christian Voice New Zealand August 5 2021 There has been so much printed and spoken about its removal of free speech, liberty, and rights. Everyone agrees the Government’s proposed new hate speech laws are a mess. The consultation document and explanations by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her ministers proves what New … Continue reading Hate speech: where do you start?
Author: Mike Bain Christian Voice New Zealand For many church goers their approach to communion is respectful but in a ritualistic way. I am encouraging an approach to the act of communion with a different mindset. In the gospels we read how Jesus broke bread, passing it around his disciples saying, “this is my body.” … Continue reading Rejoice as you approach the communion table
Author: Mike Bain, Christian Voice New Zealand There is so much information being spread around about Coronavirus. Every day I receive another theory, news report or a pointer to claims and counter claims. The conspiracy theories are a dime a dozen all saying pretty much the same thing. Lots of information, too much information and … Continue reading Lies, lies, and more lies.
With growing dangers and uncertainties everywhere and the global economy spiraling downward, people everywhere are hungry for leadership and direction unlike any other time in human history. The world’s prospects for the future are gloomy and getting worse. Everyone knows it. And everyone knows that we need someone who can offer hope and chart a … Continue reading Today’s world is looking for a leader
Mike Bain – Christian Voice New Zealand Recent events has seen Governments asking us to stay at home and give up most of our rights of freedom The freedom to work, to visit family, to communally grieve, participate and engage in school, sport, and worship. We willingly accepted this as being the thing to do … Continue reading Locked down, but not out.
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