Author Archive

The ANZAC Hope

We may never think of ANZAC Day in the same way again. This year the elevated terror threat means that instead of almost 90 services in Auckland, only 26 will be held this year, and only 10 of those will be dawn services. Instead of reflecting on the darkness of the Australian and New Zealand […]

Hope in Dark Times

For a week New Zealand has fought back tears brought forth by unthinkable terror touching our shores, our people, our whanau. The thought of a terror attack for many of us is still something we are struggling to get to grips with. That someone would hate so violently as to tear life from 50 people […]

Ordinary People – Extraordinary God

It is early afternoon and I am watching 60 – 70 men and women, mostly young adults, huddled in groups of 2 – 3 with their Bibles open. We are at the Equip Conference – a conference that has been training Bible teachers year in year out, for well over a decade in New Zealand. […]

Jakarta, Indonesia 2018

We have a great God! Dan Hardie (Australia & NZ director) and I have just spent 5 days in Jakarta with the team, seeing how God has been moving through our work with street children in the slum areas, in the leprosy community, and in the orphanage and community centre in Bumi Inda. Once again I […]

Breaking Free

As Lifewords gains access to prisons in Nairobi, the good news of the Bible is bringing light into dark places. Jess Bee reports. Industrial Area Prison is home to hundreds of boys. It’s a tough environment. The old, worn out buildings are heavily guarded and overcrowded. Inmates lack supplies of basic necessities such as soap, toothpaste […]

Escolha Vida!

When political institutions fail and rates of violence, crime, and drug use soar, young people need a new and better story to live by. Jess Bee reports on the first pilot of Choose Life in Brazil – helping to shape lives through the Bible’s life words. In southern Brazil a group of children play a […]

House by House

Danielle Welch reports on the rural church-planters who are risking persecution as they take the gospel house-by-house across India. Read how you can help pray and equip these evangelists to share the good news. Pastor Suresh is showing me around one of his 23 churches. We’re standing on top of a hill, sheltering from the […]

God Speaks my Language

Jess Bee discovers how SGM Lifewords’ publishing legacy still brings life to many, through an archive of a thousand-plus translations of the Bible’s life words, re-imagined for a digital age. “I know it’s not easy to follow Jesus’ road. People mock believers. But that’s ok because when you follow Jesus you know your sins are […]

Latest Interact Magazine

God speaks my language For almost 130 years, SGM Lifewords has played a large role in making the Bible accessible to all. With over 22,000 archived resources in more than 200 languages, our new issue of Interact discusses the incredible impact this is having around the world. To receive a posted copy of this latest Interact magazine, simply pop an email […]

War, wounds and words of life

Bishop John Taylor Smith was the Chaplain General to the British Forces during the First World War. He was often to be found at the front line talking to officers and their men. He wanted to understand the conditions in which they lived, fought and died. Taylor Smith was deeply concerned for the spiritual and […]