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.

  • New Zealand 2019 ARPA Awards

    2019 Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) annual awards conference was held in Christchurch.

  • Church is not an essential service

    As a hug, a handshake, or a meal became so infectious they blurred the lines between life and death, nations began to panic. The division between ‘essential’ and ‘non-essential’ became synonymous between ‘legal’ and ‘illegal’. And the church was deemed ‘non-essential’.

  • The absurdity of the Gospel

    Do you want to live your best life now? If you search within your heart and hear what the Spirit is calling you to give at a minimum donation of twice your weekly rent, then God (who we by perfect human reason and logic can prove exists) will abound in your bank account and toilet paper rolls.

  • What to do before the apocalypse

    As I write this, over a million people have been globally infected with COVID-19 and rapidly counting. As the pandemic spreads, more countries are closing borders, restricting personal freedoms, and enforcing strict social distancing.

  • Making an ass of only me

    Has it ever occurred to you that this common quip is a two-way phrase? It’s a play on the composition of the word ‘assume’ that requires two parties who are equally worthy of foolishness.

  • New Zealand young people invited to write

    2020 will be the ninth year of the Kiwi young writer program with Christian Today New Zealand.

  • Buy your girlfriend before you try her

    Outraged? Does the title bother you? I hope so. It’s horrible, yet it reflects an unfortunately prevailing view in society.

  • New Zealand chosen to launch one of the largest ever Global Bible Campaigns

    One of the largest global Bible campaigns has chosen to launch in New Zealand this January. Bible 2020 aims to encourage ‘everyone, everywhere’ to engage with the Bible in their own context and in their own language. It is anticipated that the Bible 2020 app will be used across the world as individuals speak aloud a different Bible passage each day of the year.

  • Christina Tyson and the Kiwi young writers

    Major Christian Tyson is the former head of the New Zealand Salvation Army Media Unit and the ‘Patron’ - type person to help the Kiwi young writers establish themselves as a separate entity to the Australian young writers ministry.

  • Julie Belding – ARPA Life Member

    A few weeks ago now, on Saturday 7 September in Christchurch, Julie Belding