Zorba le Grec et Jesus le Christ kiwiconnexion practical theology
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Zorba le Grec et Jesus le Christ kiwiconnexion practical theology

The novel Zorba the Greek has some great lines about life’s riddles. For example, Zorba talks about God. “The belly is the firm foundation; bread wine and meat are the first essentials; it is only with bread, wine and meat that one can create God.” It’s decades since I first …

eZines and the ePortfolio for Practical Theology from kiwiconnexion
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eZines and the ePortfolio for Practical Theology from kiwiconnexion

Hi I’m David Bell. Live-on-Air tonight explores some of your questions about kiwiconnexion.nz #kiwiconnexion and it’s powerful ePortfolio software Mahara. I would like to share three key concepts about our kiwiconnexion site. Mahara is the Maori word meaning to think reflectively. So the three key points are all about practical …

The Naked Theologian Asks What is Grace Practical Theology from kiwiconnexion
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The Naked Theologian Asks What is Grace Practical Theology from kiwiconnexion

This week the Naked Theologian Asks about Grace. Christians talk a lot about grace. It’s a key concept. It implies grand phrases that just roll off the tongue. “The grace of God.” And, “The grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ.” We even hear “There but for the grace of God …

The Maybe God and the Spiritual Seeker kiwiconnexion practical theology
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The Maybe God and the Spiritual Seeker kiwiconnexion practical theology

Hi and welcome to another in the series Theology in 120 seconds, more or less. I’m David Bell. Today the topic is anatheism. That’s a quirky new/old word coined a decade or so ago. It means the movement of thought back to belief in God. It comes from the two …

How to Design and improve a church sign kiwiconnexion practical theology
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How to Design and improve a church sign kiwiconnexion practical theology

Recently I asked graphic designer Robert Williams, INTJ designer, to improve our church signage. It was a complex task involving both English and Korean languages, as well as having to think inside the box because of city council bylaws restricting dimensions and placement. The result was particularly pleasing for both …

Pastoral Care for Worship Leaders from kiwiconnexion nz Practical Theology
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Pastoral Care for Worship Leaders from kiwiconnexion nz Practical Theology

Hi I’m David Bell. Welcome along to episode 6 of 6 on the art and craft of being a worship leader. The pastoral care of people at worship is an often overlooked topic. Worship that heals and worship as pastoral care are important concepts for worship leaders to consider. The …

A Life in New Testament Studies kiwiconnexion practical theology
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A Life in New Testament Studies kiwiconnexion practical theology

David: Hello everyone. Welcome along to Live On Air this Sunday evening. It’s with a great deal of pleasure that I’ve got Professor Paul Trebilco from the University of Otago. He’s coming into us from Dunedin; the theological centre of the universe as far as New Zealand is concerned, or …

Eco Theology & NZ Politics 2017 practical theology from kiwiconnexion
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Eco Theology & NZ Politics 2017 practical theology from kiwiconnexion

David Bell: Hello everyone. Welcome to Live On Air this evening. With me is Peter Lane and David Hill. Today we’re going to talk about eco-theology and green issues relating to the upcoming election in New Zealand. I’d like to begin by just asking Peter and David to very briefly …

The Elusive Kingdom kiwiconnexion practical theology
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The Elusive Kingdom kiwiconnexion practical theology

You have within you a remarkable force which can transform you and any circumstance you are in. Jesus named it: the kingdom of heaven. But because we are trapped in the outlook of the present age, the conditions of contemporary life and thought have virtually cut us off from this …

A Life In History Peter Lineham kiwiconnexion practical theology church history
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A Life In History Peter Lineham kiwiconnexion practical theology church history

David: Good evening everyone. Welcome to Live On Air this Sunday evening. It’s my very great privilege to have Professor Peter Lineham with me this evening. Peter is a professor of history, and does numerous other things within Massey University here at the Albany campus in Auckland. Peter, would you …