Faith in Action

On Saturday we left Queenstown and flew over Mt. Cook to Auckland and then drove up to the Bay of Islands, towards the north of North Island. It is a beautiful coastline with hot, almost tropical weather – although we have not seen any sunshine yet, and it has been raining solidly all day today […]

In tandem

The majestic beauty of Queenstown, the soaring mountains, the tumbling rivers and streams, the lofty forests and the glassy lakes, are a long way from the brutal destruction and devastation of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. And even when we try to catch up, New Zealand seems to be very parochial, the TV and […]

Fragility of life

In a moment of realism but perhaps seeming depression, the writer of Ecclesiastes penned these words: “For everything its season, and for every activity under heaven its time:  a time to be born and a time to die;  a time to plant and a time to uproot;  a time to kill and a time to […]