Art – The cross of Christ

In the Autumn 2013 my wife and I travelled to Spain, a dream vacation where we took in the architecture and art. One of our final stops was the town of Málaga, a port city on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol, known for its high-rise hotels and resorts jutting up from yellow sand beaches. It’s … Read more

Clarity

It is interesting how many leaders and organizations often get so fixated on achieving big goals that they either forget, ignore or pay little attention to how important clarity is in relation to achieving their goals. Clarity, the state of being clear, is one of the most underrated and underestimated facets of leadership in general … Read more

Love our City – Restoration – The Woman in Red

In 1618 a painting was created of a woman from the Constable family. In order for the painting to be preserved the people of the day covered the painting in a thick layer of varnish. This left the painting dull and bland for around 200 years, until Philip Mould was commissioned to restore the work … Read more

Art: Sculptures

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, known simply as Michelangelo, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance. He is famed for sculpting the great Biblical figure of David and painting the ceiling of the Sistine chapel in the Vatican. These works of art are considered priceless, the epitome artistic skill and … Read more

Love our City: Justice

I’m not sure what your first reaction is when you hear the word social justice? For a long time, I’ve felt overwhelmed. The scale of need, how to help & the pushback from people used to paralyse me. I’ve come to learn, that why we do justice is just as important (if not more) as … Read more

Theology: How to understand the Bible in the 21st Century

The Bible is a compilation of 66 books that were written and edited over thousands of years. These writings were put together by various individuals, who were part of different cultures, and spanned over hundreds of miles. Because God chose to communicate his word through people within different historical contexts, we find that we are … Read more

Guest columnist: Submission

  Submitting to the will of God in one’s life can be an exciting adventure or burdensome and challenging; sometimes it is a bit of both. The truth is, when God invites us to do something, it will always require submission somewhere along the journey. As we embrace His plans, we might have to submit … Read more

Business: How do you see your life?

As the Church of Christ, we are privileged to shine the light of Jesus in every environment that we find ourselves in, bringing a sense of hope and purpose wherever we go.  Rick Warren (author of Purpose Driven Life) says, “The way you see your life shapes your life.” At NCCB, we believe that people need … Read more

Education: The future of Education

  The world around us is constantly changing. From advancements and innovations within the tech world to radically different career fields coming into existence, even the last decade looks radically different from those that came before it. Our hyper-connected world has a future that is unpredictable. The World Economic Forum states, “Jobs of tomorrow are … Read more

Yet we wait …

 In times of waiting we are often at our most incomplete when we have chosen to forsake our grasp on the present, instead preferring to fix our focus on those desires which we cannot immediately access or have granted. In that state we have chosen to brood over uncertainty — we are consciously waiting; we … Read more