Among the various characters in the story of the birth of Jesus, I have a soft spot for the magi. I have imagined them as learned men who don’t fit with the more provincial characters in Jerusalem, but who are puzzled and disappointed by the unwitting ignorance and self-interested plotting they encounter.
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Presented as a personal story, The Table I Long For has a narrative momentum that carries the reader through the theological reflections about the nature of the church and mission in our communities today.
A new book shares the story, as well as reflections on lessons learnt, of a pastor who shut down his church—then re-launched it with a new focus on mission and community.
More than 10,000 copies of a new book will invite children and families to go deeper into the story of Jesus’s birth in the month of Christmas this year.
“My belief is that if we love more, people will be more attracted to our church and we will keep more people in our church,” says Dr Bruce Manners.
“Repeatedly, I’ve seen the average church member, with all their sincere honesty, reject the anti-trinitarian perspective once the biblical case is laid out before them.”
Dr Peter Roennfeldt has launched three new books in the past few months, each addressing specific issues affecting the church, including the impact of COVID-19.
Proceeds from the book will go toward providing theological education for women in the Pacific Islands.
We sit down with Dr Elizabeth Ostring, a retired medical doctor and missionary, and now a theologian and author based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Dr Peter Roennfeldt’s new book outlines a new model for church following the COVID-19 pandemic.