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From Matt Maslin

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  I’ve just had a great week in Auckland for a block course on ethics at Carey. I’m sure you have some clear ideas about what’s right and wrong in life, but the harder task is to explain why you have these ideas. We often take these things for granted.  It’s been said that “the […]

Final chat with Donna Reid – Philip McFedries

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Donna Reid ends her role as Assistant Pastor at Papanui Baptist Church at the end of March.  I interviewed her a few days ago and was impressed with her commitment and vision for serving God especially among the young, our future. Donna’s first ministry role in a church was as a voluntary youth leader. She […]

Faith – Ken Newlands

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Today we farewell Ed & Linda. We are very thankful to God for the part they, and their son Ben, have had in the life of our church over the past nearly eleven years. As Senior Pastor Ed has lead us through some great times, and also through some very difficult times. From his first […]


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Eugene Peterson, the writer of “The Message.” begins his introduction to the book of Galatians with these words: “When men and women get their hands on religion, one of the things they often do is turn it into an instrument for controlling others, either putting or keeping them “in their place.” The history of such […]