Editorial

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...

“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,...

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,...