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not future perfect – andrew butcher

It’s 2051 and you’re standing up to preach to your congregation. What might they look like? They will be old. Over 25 percent of New Zealanders will be over the age of 65. They will have life experience, but also be facing issues of ill-health and mortality. They will be ethnically diverse. Statistics New Zealand […]

andrew butcher: through the earthquake, wind and fire

It was the first time I’ve ever had people screaming during my sermon. I’d prepared a brief ten-minute sermon on Psalm 139 for a Christening and for the entire time I was delivering it there were screaming children, others playing the piano, or calling out to their parents. I’ve preached in some pretty interesting settings, […]