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5 Faith Strategies for Non-Anxious Living

5 Faith Strategies for Non-Anxious Living

Anxiety feels dreadful, and it can make us less intelligent and capable of solving problems. There’s plenty to be stressed about in 2022, but what is the alternative to chronic anxiety? Minister and counsellor Silvia Purdie identifies five strategies from the Christian faith tradition which are ‘tried and true’ – effective ways to reduce anxiety. 
Weaving Mātauranga Māori into Science teaching in Christian schools

Weaving Mātauranga Māori into Science teaching in Christian schools

Sean Cleary is a Physics and Earth and Space Science teacher at KingsWay School, and also a new Board member of New Zealand Christians in Science. He spoke as part of the Auckland Winter Lecture series on Mātauranga Māori, science and God.
Climate Warming in the Light of an Ethic of Responsibility

Climate Warming in the Light of an Ethic of Responsibility

Petrus has written a paper for the Catholic Lutheran Dialogue, outlining the reality of climate warming, biblical and theological responses, and concluding with a checklist expressing human responsibility.
Christ, Cows and Kereru

Christ, Cows and Kereru

A biblical overview about animals, for the Christian Fellowship at Lincoln University.
Animals and Humans: Closer than you think

Animals and Humans: Closer than you think

Humans are animals. We can be in no doubt. Not only are humans animals but we bear the unmistakable fingerprint in our DNA of being related, by ancestry, to animals. So why did God allow us to develop as animals, as animals related by ancestry to other animals? And what did he intend by those other animals, especially ones that we would never eat or have a practical use for – the hyena, horse-flies, hummingbirds?
James Webb telescope – seeing the unseen.

James Webb telescope – seeing the unseen.

"As a Christian, I hold to the view that there is more to life than what we see in the physical realm. Truth is not confined to physical reality but reaches deep into the unseen from which we derive moral sensibility and a profound sense of place and meaning. And if indeed the physical universe is Created then the ultimate truth surely is to be found in the search for our Creator. We as humans build our lives around the as-yet unseen and it is only natural that we should reach out to the ultimate Unseen."
Review: Evolution and Eschatology

Review: Evolution and Eschatology

Graeme Finlay's new book, Evolution & Eschatology: Genetic Science and the Goodness of God
From a Mother’s Heart: Reflections on Climate change and development in the Pacific

From a Mother’s Heart: Reflections on Climate change and development in the Pacific

Eliala Fihaki recently moved with her family to Auckland. She works with Tearfund New Zealand as Senior Programme Specialist. Eliala is also doing a PhD through the University of the South Pacific. Silvia Purdie, interviewed Eliala as part of the book, 'Awhi Mai Awhi Atu: Women in Creation Care'.
Is Anyone in Charge Here?

Is Anyone in Charge Here?

Selwyn Yeoman talks about his new book on 'Dominion', subtitled "A Christological Evaluation of the Idea of Human Dominion over Creation"

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