AJ’s Blog

A space where I can share personally about what I am up to and what we are going through as a church. I will be updating this space regularly so you can be kept up to date on what I’m reading, involved in and thoughts and ideas for our church community. Thank you for taking the time to read these musings.

  • A Great Read

    19 April, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    I recently got a copy of Craig Blomberg’s latest text (2016) titled – “The Historical Reliability of the New Testament‘; and am reading it on holiday. This 800 page thoroughly researched and very readable text is very encouraging. Coming from such a reputable scholar who has been researching and writing in New Testament studies for at ...
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  • Easter Sunday Quotes

    18 April, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    Our Easter Sunday service was based on John 20 v 1-10 and the disciples running to the tomb on Easter Sunday. A high resolution copy of the painting is found here. And an explanation of the back ground to the painting here. the two quotes I used were: Sebastian Moore said – “In the risen Jesus we meet our deepest ...
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  • Wainui Hui (10-12 March)

    7 March, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    This weekend we are holding our fourth core camp. And this one is much bigger! In July 2011 a small group of people interested in forming, being part of talking about local intentional communities met at the Wainui camp site for a weekend together.  This was the first faltering steps towards forming multiple Neighbourhood communities ...
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  • Our 150th Celebrations

    10 October, 2016 by Alan Jamieson
    This weekend (15th and 16th of October) we celebrate the 150th birthday of our church. What started from very humble beginnings has become a home, a place of belonging and contribution to the communities of our city and a globally shaped and connected church. It is amazing what God by His Spirit can do in ...
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  • Global Giving and Support

    10 October, 2016 by Alan Jamieson
    Our latest Global Exposure team have recently returned from Asia. They have learnt lots, experienced the reality of life for the majority of the world and sensed God speaking to them personally.  They were away while  we as a church had our Global Mission week. Global week this year was great with our Global Night market ...
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