Where to from here? That’s what many of us might be thinking after our event last week on Common Prayer. So we at the Grace Collective thought it would be helpful to share some tools with you to begin with as you delve deeper into different ways of enriching your prayer life. It’s by no means comprehensive. In fact it’s rather a small list. But our prayer is that it would be the beginning of a journey for you into different ways of praying alone or together which will enliven and strengthen your relationship with God. We hope you find them helpful. Continue reading →
Following the last year’s Lent Calendar, the Auckland Diocese have launched a Resurrection Calendar, beginning on Palm Sunday and continuing the resurrection story through to Pentecost. The calendar includes video, audio, practical tasks and reflections to help you go deeper into the story after Easter.
Two weeks ago we gathered together in our new venue (!!!) for the first time in 2017. The topic was ‘Post-Truth’, what it looks like to follow a God of truth when the truth seems to be so blurry these day (see: alternative facts and fake news), or when truth seems to matter less in light of people’s emotions. Continue reading →
For a number of years now I’ve loved the Karl Barth quote about how we as Christians are called to hold the “Bible in one hand, and the newspaper in the other.” I think it holds a number of ideas pertinent to living as the people of God in 2017.
We believe that the scriptures reveal truths about who God is, but also about how he calls us to live as his peculiar and redeemed people. Continue reading →
Shane Claiborne (US) is a prominent speaker, activist, and best-selling author. His classic book “The Irresistible Revolution” is about the best invitation to a life of justice, community and compassion you can get. It’s done the rounds in New Zealand and transformed the faith of many. Continue reading →