Blake Gardiner

Press Services International

Hailing from North Auckland, Blake Gardiner sounds American, looks Swedish, but grew up in Laos. As an introvert, Blake lives life on the edge by socialising. When he isn’t putting his life at such risk, he enjoys reading theology and debating whether Interstellar is truly the greatest movie of all time. Blake is married to fellow young writer Jessica Gardiner. 

  • I am not a Russian, I am not an American

    Local politics, local news, global audiences. As technology has advanced, we have become not only more intimately aware of those around us, but of events and happenings from across the world.

  • The Wickedness of Life & God

    If you felt there was an element of fairness to life, it would only be a matter of time before that notion was shattered. Life is not fair. When I speak of life being fair, we have this thought that service to God is rewarded, evil is punished. Why should sinners succeed when saints suffer?

  • Child, what world will you know?

    The year is 2022. As I write, the globe has been ransacked by a virus for over two years, Europe experienced the biggest land invasion not seen since your great grandparents’ generation, and the impact of technology feels like lukewarm water reaching boiling point.

  • I am no longer entertained

    Do you remember as a child, that feeling of separateness between what we ought to do and what we enjoy doing? We would be bribed with cartoons, movies, and video games in exchange for doing our homework, cleaning our rooms, or doing the dishes.

  • Single-Serving Friends

  • Christ-Centredness in the COVID Climate

  • I’m no Expert But…

  • Embarrassed by theology

    On 11 July, entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson ascended to the heavens in the VSS Unity. Well, kind of. Laying aside how far Branson actually shot into “space”, debate ensued as to whether he qualified as an astronaut for having gone to space at all.

  • Young adult – yeah nah

    Young adult – a term used for a collective group of individuals categorised by the responsibility they wield unmatched by a lack of maturity and societal expectation.

  • The Joy of Reading (Slowly)

    Have you ever paused a movie to consider what you just watched? Probably not. It doesn’t make any sense. Why would you pause a movie?