Common Ground

The prophet Jeremiah has been on my mind recently. To say he lived in tumultuous times is, well, an understatement, so he is comforting company...

Dr. Rod Thompson is a Bible scholar, Presbyterian Minister, and former National Principal/CEO of Laidlaw College (2010-2015). He is currently minister at Springwood Presbyterian Church in...

Strahan Coleman is a writer, award-winning musician, and pray-er with a desire to help others grow deeper in communion with God. Through his ministry Commoners...

John and Lorraine Miller are co-founders of Foot Mechanics Podiatry, parents to Beau (16), Ivy (15), and Lulu (13), and were participants in Venn’s inaugural...

In 1856, rangatira (leaders) from iwi across Aotearoa were hosted by Ngāti Tūwharetoa and gathered at Pūkawa on the shores of Lake Taupo to determine...

“I wish it need not have happened in my time.” Frodo’s remark feels more than a little contemporary. The happenings of his time are bad,...

I had not expected to be told the world was ending. The advertisement pinned to the hessian noticeboard in the dorm common room alongside posters for...

Most of the time, we get away with not asking ourselves what we really believe. New Zealand is safe, relatively prosperous, and basically cohesive. Our...