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Te Kotahitanga Neehi Hapori Whakapono o Aotearoa

"Faith by itself, not accompanied by action is dead"  James 2:17

What Is The Theological Rationale For Health Ministry Via The Faith Community Nurse?

Dr. Antonia (Anne) van Loon

"Great crowds came to him bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them." Matthew 15:30

The gospel is full of narratives of Jesus' actions of healing - physically, mentally and spiritually. Jesus instructs his disciples to 'go and preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick' (Luke 9:2). The Christian church, as the incarnation of Christ, is to follow his example.

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Theology of health “Gaining Altitude for a Clearer Vision” Isaiah 40:31

Charles Tyrrell Q.S.O, M.Th., B.A. Dean Emeritus, Nelson Cathedral

I was ordained 30 years ago in Liverpool cathedral, England, by Bishop David Sheppard.  For the first year of my ordained life I was a Deacon, under training from my wise and vastly experienced Rector, former prisoner of war of the Japanese, Owen Eva. It was Owen who asked me to preach my first sermon as a curate one week later.  I did not keep a copy of that first sermon as I discarded all my sermon texts 10 years later  in an attempt not to re­use them time and time again. However, I do remember the New Testament passage very well. It was from the Act of the Apostles chapter 3.

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