December 2005

What's in this issue

The December issue of sPanz explores how we can keep Christmas fresh every year. There's also an investigation of the place of church in a fragmented society, by School of Ministry acting principal Kevin Ward. We consider the challenges facing elderly care, hear about the Samstock music festival and new Charities Act requirements. How good is children's understanding of the Bible? We investigate. Then there's the regular Global Mission column, an update on some Kiwi mission work and we share in Turakina Maori Girls College's recent centenary. See below for more articles.