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.

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…

June 2023

Mom shares heartfelt message about her daughter who wanted to be a boy. From Twitter “This is a picture of my middle daughter Hope at 3 and 18. When she was about 2.5 yrs old, she told me she wanted…

May 2023

The uniqueness of Jesus  If Christianity is unique and it hinges on the person of Jesus Christ, then, logically, there must be unique features about Jesus that separate him from all other prophets and others who have founded religions. Here…

April 2023

Healing of Accident and Trauma We recently ran a zoom “Healing of Accident and Trauma” Seminar with attendees from around the world. Following on from last month’s explanation of the theory behind the healing of accident & trauma injuries, we…