Anazao Updates

These updates are more like a blog, containing comments on a range of topics but primarily to do with ministry issues, new books, testimonials and current issues. Previous years posts are included because some of the topics covered in these posts are timeless and there has been positive feedback from new people who have read all the posts! The beginning of each year will have a dot point summary of the topics covered in that year.

April/May 2024

A Lahaina Feel Good Story We have been on holiday taking a cruise from Sydney to Hawaii. We are staying in Ka’anapali, on the island of Maui, next to Lahaina and the devastation from the fires is still very raw.…

March 2024

An Argument for the Resurrection It’s Easter and the celebration of the greatest miracle of all time: the resurrection of Jesus. I read the excerpt below many years ago as a teenager and it had big impact on me. I…

February 2024

Losing Time Part 2 Dissociative alters (parts) are formed to protect you from ever seeing or knowing that the trauma event happened. Their role doesn’t end by simply concealing the originating trauma. Parts can come out and function for the…

January 2024

Losing Time Part 1 There is a popular misconception that one of the ways you can determine whether you are dissociative is if you recognise that you are losing time.  Therapists will ask patients or clients whom they think might…

December 2023

Each year for the past seven years we have looked at an aspect of the birth of Jesus and challenged readers to consider a fresh perspective: that Dec 25 was not chosen to replace a pagan celebration; the origin of…

October 2023

The Youth Crime Problem The term “university” is actually a composite of the words “unity” and “diversity.” When the first universities were founded 1000 years and right up until the early 19th century, those attending a university were  guided in…

September 2023

During eight evenings in September, we ran an Active Listening and Conflict Resolution course, on Zoom with attendees from Germany, USA, Australia and New Zealand. Highly interactive and quite challenging, it exposes how egocentric we are at listening and how…

August 2023

Someone recently asked the main reason behind Anazao’s success. Because I have a tendency to over explain, the person stopped me part way through and said, “Could you summarize it in two or three sentences.” In other words, ‘Cut the…

July 2023

I was sitting in the hot pools at Mt Maunganui talking with some Christian millennials and a similar aged Maori with a strong belief in Maoritanga decided to join the conversation.  I was talking about Christian worldview that an impenetrable…