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 …

How to Deal With Seeing Red About Someone kiwiconnexion practical theology
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How to Deal With Seeing Red About Someone kiwiconnexion practical theology

Sooner or later in life we have to face up to our own personality. We have to come to terms with ourselves. Personality is the energizing force of all relationships. I once watched two colleagues attempt to destroy each other in their common workplace. Unfortunately, they were pastors, ministers of …

Education With An Inbuilt Moral Compass kiwiconnexion practical theology
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Education With An Inbuilt Moral Compass kiwiconnexion practical theology

Hi, I’m David Bell for kiwiconnexion.nz It’s more than important to live by a moral code, trying to discern what is right and what is wrong. It’s absolutely necessary for the health and happiness of any kind of society. How do we do it? Jesus said, ”Love the Lord your …

Election  Issues 2017 Clergy Comment part 3 kiwiconnexion practical theology
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Election Issues 2017 Clergy Comment part 3 kiwiconnexion practical theology

Well, we come to the final question this evening, which is about the environment, and especially water quality. Max Thompson is asking; should water quality – that is the rivers et cetera – should that be governed as it currently is by a kind of national standard or should this …

Science and faith part 2 kiwiconnexion practical theology
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Science and faith part 2 kiwiconnexion practical theology

David B: Well, David we’re going to look at the SciMed Network commission and it’s looked at France, Germany and Britain, and about 1000 scientists have responded from each of those countries to this question of how their science interfaces with faith, spirituality and religion. I wonder if you could …

Science and faith part 6 kiwiconnexion practical theology
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Science and faith part 6 kiwiconnexion practical theology

David B: Okay, thank you for that. Just a very brief overview of what practices go on in terms of religion and spirituality. David L: Yeah, so this one – the meditation here is for spiritual purposes, whereas meditation in the first slide was for stress-reduction. So there’s a bit …

Faith and Life Research with Stephen Skuce kiwiconnexion practical theology
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Faith and Life Research with Stephen Skuce kiwiconnexion practical theology

David: Welcome along to Live On Air this evening. I’m very pleased to be able to have with me the Reverend Dr Stephen Skuce. Stephen: Yeah, so I’m an Irish Methodist minister and I’m one of those that became a minister when I was relatively young. I did have a …

Life the Law and the Church kiwiconnexion practical theology
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Life the Law and the Church kiwiconnexion practical theology

David: Welcome along to Live On Air this evening. Tonight we’re at Crossroad’s Church in Papakura, and with me is the Reverend Peter Williamson. Peter: Hi David. David: Long-time colleague, and we were just saying before the broadcast began that we’re sitting in the church lounge at Crossroads, and I’m …

Science and faith part 7 kiwiconnexion practical theology
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Science and faith part 7 kiwiconnexion practical theology

Just moving across now; what you’ve called experiences. There’s a tremendous difference between each of these experiences. Would you like to just guide us through this? David L: Well, what we asked is – these were a number of questions that we wanted to know about; had they personally experienced …

10 Simple Tips for a Theology Discussion Startup kiwiconnexion practical theology
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10 Simple Tips for a Theology Discussion Startup kiwiconnexion practical theology

David: Hello everyone. Welcome along to Live On Air again. This evening I’ve got with me Stuart McAdam and we’re talking about something quite different tonight. A group of young guys have decided to get together to discuss theology and faith matters. They were all part and parcel of various …