Census 2013: NZ no longer a “Christian” nation, more Buddhists than Baptists

Some might argue that it never was, but the results from the 2013 Census has been released. For the stats geeks you can see the tabulated data here: http://www.stats.govt.nz/Census/2013-census/data-tables/total-by-topic.aspx I’m sure someone will create pretty infographics in time, but for now here are some stats that caught my attention: 2 out of 5 respondents (41.92%) identified as …

Claire’s wedding, clear teaching, Cornerstone

When the invite for our friend Claire’s wedding came through, I had just applied all my annual leave for an upcoming family holiday to Taiwan. Yet we eventually decided to travel down to Christchurch for it (Saturday morning in, Sunday afternoon out). Stayed at a motel on Riccarton which my brother-in-law David kindly booked for …

My seminar at STAND 2013 on hymns

God was kind to allow me the opportunity to present a seminar on hymns during the most recent STAND conference. I previously shared on the STAND website some of the reasons why I did this seminar. If you’re interested in listening to it, here’s thelink to the recording, here are the notes, and here’s the …