Covid-19

Vaccine Certificates/Passports and the Church

General Concerns: Verifiability of data: Up to now when a person in NZ receives their vaccine, no proof of identity is required. The individual administering the vaccine simply asks for the person receiving the vaccine to confirm their name and date of birth (in some cases their address). This is a process which is open to significant abuse and provides absolutely no… Read more →

Romans 14 & Covid Vaccinations

A pastor friend in Australia recently posted this on FaceBook which I thought was helpful. Regarding vaccinations: Please obtain the best relevant medical advice to inform your decision. Your choice should be free of duress and consistent with a clear conscience. Personal circumstances differ. I respect the choice of others, whether they are similar or different to mine. Vaccination status… Read more →

28 Feb 2021 – Covid Alert Level 2 – Service Plans

Hopefully you have seen or heard the announcement made tonight that we are shifting to Covid Alert Level 2 at 6am tomorrow (Sunday, 28 Feb) morning. We are doing everything we can to ensure we keep to the Government Guidelines as specified on the Covid-19 website. Here is our plan for tomorrow… Effectively we plan to proceed as “normal” with the exception… Read more →

Pondering Job in a Pandemic – Chapter 42

Forty-two consecutive days through the book of Job, one chapter per day. I began these “ponderings” on the first day New Zealand entered Level 4 Lockdown in response to Covid-19. We are now in Level 3 and will be for, at least, another week. The Pandemic is far from over. The implications of the Pandemic will continue for a very… Read more →

Pondering Job in a Pandemic – Chapter 41

I enjoy watching nature documentaries. I especially enjoy watching nature documentaries which focus on the oceans and seas. Next to outer space, mankind has known less about what is in our oceans than what is on land – though we are still learning more about what is on land all the time. In chapter 41, God continues to speak to… Read more →

Pondering Job in a Pandemic – Chapter 37

Chapter 37 is a very interesting chapter when read in light of the first verse of 38. In chapter 37 it seems like an actual storm or whirlwind is approaching. Elihu is taking something he and they are actually seeing and referencing it as a display of God’s majestic power and authority. Little does Elihu know, it will be out… Read more →