Editorial

In the past couple of years, I’ve found myself writing prayer poems. Typically unadorned, they stand awkwardly in the corner of the page; but as...

At a cursory glance, Jesus’s wisdom when it comes to worry and anxiety seems contemporary, if conventional. Look at the birds, look at the flowers—you’ll...

“Who are the friends you’re with as you’re learning?” my Professor friend asked me. I paused, mumbled a few names of close friends, then trailed...

‘How’s work going?’ The question sounds innocuous, on a par with ‘how’s the weekend?’, ‘how’s the family?’. But, breezy answers aside, any consideration of the...

Over a year ago, as New Zealand went into the first lockdown, Venn launched Common Ground. As the impact of COVID-19 unfolded, we found ourselves...

In tumultous times, we often come to a moment when we pause and look around. Over the past year, familiar landmarks, whether political or social,...

We find ourselves, once again, on the threshold of the Lenten season: 40 days of prayer, fasting, and charity, beginning this coming Ash Wednesday, 17...

Kia ora, After a full and challenging year, we’re pleased to bring you the last edition of Common Ground for 2020. This edition focuses on the season...