When God Is Not Being Clear

When God Is Not Being Clear

  As we launch our new program – NEXT2 – we are exploring purpose, vocation, calling and discerning the way ahead through our blog. This week, we are re-posting a blog written by Rowan Lewis, team leader at NEXT, that explores God’s Will and finding our way when things aren’t clear. We will be going deeper […]

OPEN NIGHT (2015) REDUX

OPEN NIGHT (2015) REDUX

If you couldn’t make it to NEXT’s Open Night, you can now watch and engage online. Through the NEXT Open Night you will discover the heart behind NEXT, the way we approach discipleship and formation, the options you have available and how you can  join us for 2015.  There’s also a special Spoken Word / Slam Poetry piece […]

Bend, Don’t Break: The Importance of a Flexible Faith

Bend, Don’t Break: The Importance of a Flexible Faith

I’ve heard some people say that the opposite of faith is not doubt but certainty. While I agree that doubt is definitely not the opposite of faith, I’m not so sure that certainty is either. Having said that, I am sure that equating certainty with faith is highly problematic. Here are some interesting thoughts from […]

When Faith Grows Up: Part 2) You Lied!

When Faith Grows Up: Part 2) You Lied!

Have you ever seen a kids Bible board-book? The kind where the pages are really thick and (supposedly) dribble-proof. They often have these cutesy images of meek-and-mild bible scenes (usually complete with bunny rabbits) in glossy primary colours. And because you can only fit a few pages into a board-book before it becomes a door […]

When Faith Grows Up: Part 1) Truth has a use-by date

When Faith Grows Up: Part 1) Truth has a use-by date

When I was a child … I thought the sky was blue because God painted it that way.  I imagined Heaven to be a massive ice-cream shop in the sky.  I assumed the Holy Spirit really was a dove, fairy-like angels sat on my shoulder and Jesus looked like a mini Ken doll (with a beard) who […]