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News from Manna Gum

May 2015

Manna Matters May 2015


We had a good response to our New Year Appeal, which means that Manna Gum remains financially afloat. But we still need an increase in regular financial supporters or one-off donations, or both! We have finally installed PayPal on to the website to make this easier.

The first part of 2015 has turned out busier than expected. In January, Jonathan had an essay, 'Being the Household of God in the Midst of Dangerous Climate Change', published with Zadok Papers. Email to purchase a copy.


The major development this year has been the production of a Household Covenant Bible Study resource, Good News at Home, launched just in time for Lent. This year, a number of groups and individual households followed the Household Covenant process on both sides of the Tasman. Continuing feedback on how to make the Covenant, or the resource, more helpful is always welcome and appreciated.

In March, Jonathan convened a panel on international development at Surrender:15 and led a workshop on evangelism, social justice, ethical consumption and caring for creation! In April, he gave a seminar on 'Christianity & Capitalism in the Twenty-first Century' at Whitley Theological College, and the next day was involved in a panel discussion with Archbishop Philip Freier at the inaugural Justice Conference.