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 about the future, our futures, when one of the group said that their life, their fut...
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PASS OVER

April 19, 2019

Do This Until I Come

‘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, God. He has a couple of massive advantages! He knows everything. And he is eter...
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... WEAR LOVE

March 18, 2019

REGARDLESS OF WHAT ELSE YOU PUT ON, 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 an unspeakable and unthinkable tragedy. I guess like most of you, my mind over the last f...
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SUNDAY HIGHLIGHTS

January 27, 2019
Day 3 was full of dancing, that's for sure!...
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SATURDAY HIGHLIGHTS

January 26, 2019
Day 2 - a solid 10/10! What a day of music, food, sun and skating....
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FRIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

January 25, 2019
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!...
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WHEN YOU AND I CREATE...

November 2, 2018

Jordan Raynor - Called to 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, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills—to make artistic designs for work in ...
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In Between The Man and The Message

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 his detailed engagement with Christian spirituality, possessing a rare a...
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The Joy of Tension

October 8, 2018
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 when tension strikes, we seek relief. We pop a painkiller, we change jobs, we see...
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PeaceMaker

August 24, 2018

I Hate Conflict. I really, really do.

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-churning hatred of personal conflict that runs deeper than many people I know. Case i...
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