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The blog of Dr Andrew Butcher

New book: From pastures green 

Yvette and I have recently published our latest book of devotionals called From Pastures Green and it is now available on iBooks worldwide. 

What comes from our heart 

In this sermon from Matthew 15 I talk about what comes from our heart. 

That’s impossible ! 

In this sermon  I discuss the healing miracles of Jesus from Matthew 17.

Mother’s Day: the genealogy of Jesus 

In this Mother’s Day sermon I discuss the women in Jesus’ family history (from Matthew 1) and how their stories, marked as they are by scandal, sex and murder, are also stories of hope and redemption. 

Irish, Korean and Samoan Christians in NZ 

In a new book coming out in 2017, I have a book chapter on Irish, Korean and Samoan migrations to New Zealand from the late 19th century onwards . Specifically, the chapter examines the ways in which these three groups interacted with the mainstream church in New Zealand, and how the church changes, or doesn’t, in response. 

National Director vacancy – ISMNZ 

International Student Ministries of New Zealand is looking for a new National Director. This is a rare opportunity to lead an exciting and growing Christian organisation dedicated to the pastoral care of international students in New Zealand and throughout the Asia pacific region. Set up in the year 2000, it has 17.5 full time equivalent staff and many volunteers and works with hundreds of students across 15 of New Zealand’s tertiary campuses. Further details can be found here. Applications close at noon (NZ time) on Friday 16 September.

Scheduled and spontaneous prayer 

As part of a series our church is doing on the battle plan for prayer here’s my contribution on scheduled and spontaneous prayer. 

Scattered and Gathered

In this new book, I have a chapter, co-authored with three colleagues, on ministry to diaspora in New Zealand, with a particular focus on international students.

Who is this man Jesus?

Here is my sermon from Matthew 8:23-27

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