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  • Neurodiversity In The Church

    Author Staci McLean is producing materials and giving seminars and support on neurodiversity issues in the church. (Neurodiversity refers to the percentage of the population who have conditions such as autism, ADHD etc). She suggests fifteen to twenty percent of the population of New Zealand is neurodivergent, which is quite a significant number. CCNZ hasn’t…

  • Modern Theological Heresy and Theopolitical Positionings Of Doctrinally Orthodox Churches

    Welcome to the first post since the blog migrated to its new hosting platform. Theological heresy is something that the Christian Church has always had to be capable of recognising and addressing. For as long as fallible sinful humans are leading church organisations, there is always going to be a scope for different types of…

  • Christian Converser Is Migrating!

    Dear Readers Very soon this blog is moving to a new hosting platform. There will be some disruption when this takes place. It is unclear if email subscribers to the blog will have their subscriptions migrated as well, or whether they will have to sign up again. RSS subscribers should be unaffected. However, if you…

  • Free Speech And The NZ Church [2]

    So there’s plenty to follow up after the anti-trans rally controversy over the weekend. Though it’s doubtful even the conservative Christian anti-trans lobbies knew she was coming or were associated with her, they have subsequently sought to champion her cause without looking really seriously at the extreme nature of the way this issue has played…

  • Free Speech And The NZ Church [1]

    Free speech is a topic that receives a lot of attention in society. The issue is perhaps best known worldwide because of the prominence it attracts in the United States of America. This has, throughout the history of New Zealand, led to a great deal of US influence upon our society and culture, including in…

  • Questions about Jordan Peterson and Christian sexuality

    Welcome to 2023 and a new year of blogging at CCNZ. Everyone must have heard of Jordan Peterson by now, as a psychologist, author and media commentator who is often quoted by evangelical Christians. At the same time, Peterson seems to court a great deal of public controversy, probably far more than any minister or…

  • Political Faultlines Continue To Divide US Churches

    Apologies for the slowdown in delivery of posts from this blog in 2022. The authorship has experienced many distractions, much of which have been personal family circumstances. These have been overcome enough by now to resume blogging. A faultline that has emerged this year in the US over evangelical engagement with political culture in the…

  • Is the State clamping down on Christians in NZ?

    At the end of June, a well known Christian activist group in New Zealand failed in a legal challenge to the removal of their charitable status (registered with various government agencies). The revocation of this status is said to be due to their involvement in political advocacy, which is generally held to be non-charitable in…

  • US Theocracy Movement Gets A Boost [3]

    As outlined previously, the shift towards Dominionism / theocracy gained considerable momentum during the term of the Trump presidency and the lingering effects continue to the present day, not least because Trump is likely to seek a second term of office and has never ceased campaigning. Previous Republican presidents, however, saw the potential for the…