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NEW MUSIC

THE SATIONS - FLOODGATES

Since Festival One 2019 The Sations have collaborated with Nic Manders (producer for albums such as, Edge Kingsland and Lydia Cole), and last week released Floodgates, which premiered on the floating stage at festival. Within its first week of release, it was selected to be featured in Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday-Christian’ playlist. Be sure to like, share and listen to the track.

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Saying Lunchtime Grace... At Work

We were sitting around a table - 12 of us, six couples - at a boutique cheese maker. Lunch had been delicious , the view was spectacular, and the conversation full of laughs. We were talking aboutRead more

PASS OVER

‘Taking bread, He blessed it, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, given for you. Eat it in my memory.”’ Luke 22:19 MSG The greatest story teller is, without question,Read more

... WEAR LOVE

Kia Ora Family, Graham Burt here. Festival One Director. Thanks so much for praying for Christchurch and our nation over the last few days. As a country we have responded wonderfully to anRead more

SUNDAY HIGHLIGHTS

Day 3 was full of dancing, that's for sure!Read more

SATURDAY HIGHLIGHTS

Day 2 - a solid 10/10! What a day of music, food, sun and skating.Read more

FRIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

Let's just say Day 1 was SO VERY GOOD! Bring in Day 2. We've got Chad M Johnson, for King & Country, Citizens, Levi The Poet, that free Argentinian BBQ and so much more!Read more

WHEN YOU AND I CREATE...

"Then the Lord said to Moses, 'See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, withRead more

In Celebration of Eugene Peterson

Scholar, pastor, poet and Christ-follower - Eugene Peterson moved from this life to the next on the 22nd of October. A playful thinker, Peterson was known for both crafting The Message and for hisRead more

The Joy of Tension

Tension has a bad reputation these days. We suffer from tension headaches. Bad work situations are tense. Relational tension causes loving couples to walk on proverbial eggshells.    So whenRead more

PeaceMaker

Confession time - I hate conflict. I really, really do. I know that’s not a jaw-dropping claim to make. I’m yet to meet someone who delights in personal conflict. But I have a deep, gut-churningRead more

THE PROBLEM WITH PEACE

A few weekends ago I celebrated my first wedding anniversary with a short holiday at Whangamata. After 12 months of getting to know my new wife—with all the joy and fumbling in confusion that thisRead more

SO HERE’S THE THING ...

So here’s the thing.  What’s the big deal with Israel? Why do so many people make such a fuss about it? Why is it so special to both the Jews and the Christians? Why does the place calledRead more