Remembering the Christchurch earthquake

One year today, since the Christchurch earthquake. Today we are having a one minute silence at 12:51pm to remember the 185 people who were killed that day. Stuff.co.nz is running live updates of the anniversary today. We were in Wellington, NZ last year when it happened and raced down there as soon as we could to…

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Another earthquake or two in Christchurch

Bummer! Christchurch had two earthquakes this morning and Noah, a friend who lives in that city, tells me there is gunk everywhere and they are "back to square one". Photos here. We visited Christchurch earlier this year, a few days after the big one, and were part of a city-wide gathering for churches and ministries…

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Hanging with Kate in Christchurch

If you read Relevant Mag then you have probably read Kate Cremisino's creative writing and ideas. I remember reading her piece last year with hipster Brett McCraken called Relevant's Epic Summer Road Trip. Anyway, we have been wonderfully hosted in Kate's earthquake-damaged house and our girls have really taken to her and, in fact, Elizabeth…

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Tallskinnykiwi in Christchurch like . . . this Saturday.

Its really last minute but I am doing an informal meeting tomorrow in earthquake-devasted Christchurch, New Zealand to meet with a few young church and mission leaders who invited me down here. We will meet in someones house which doesn't have running water so use the toilet before you come. A lot of you have…

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