Tags » Presbyterian


Thanks to Dana Kan for this post and photos!


Three years ago on Easter Sunday, I made my way back to the nursery after worship to pick up my infant daughter.  184 more words


Chinese Mission Church

Built: 1896-1897
Address: 58 Carroll Street
Architect: James Louis Salmond
Builders: Crawford & Watson

Much has been written about Dunedin’s church buildings, which is the main reason they haven’t been given much attention here, but when I came across the beautiful and previously unpublished architectural drawing of the Chinese Mission Church in the Hocken Colections, I couldn’t resist following it up further. 1,274 more words


Glimpse of Grace...Do We Dare Take Easter Seriously?

Easter is about so much more than bunnies and eggs.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I like the traditional American trappings of Easter. When I was a boy I used to get a solid chocolate Easter bunny each  year. 759 more words

Music Monday: More Dream Theater!

Today I am looking at another Dream Theater song. Dream Theater is surprisingly spiritual through their music, and it is one of the things that I find so capturing about them. 645 more words

The Doctrines of Deliverance

I came across a paper called the “Doctrines of Deliverance” (or the Five Points of Deliverance) this week. This was a document written by the Presbyterian Church in 1910 (and later revoked by the Presbyterian Church in 1927) in an effort to combat liberal “Christianity” which was creeping into American churches. 242 more words


The end and the beginning

Settle down and get comfortable – this is a long tale.

I usually give something up for Lent that I’ll really miss and look forward to getting back on Easter. 1,291 more words


It Is Finished

In the midst of writing for my upcoming EP, I took a bit of a detour and something else entirely emerged…

As this song took shape, I began to see it as more of a cross-focused piece. 244 more words