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Thursday, 17 April 2014 16:24

Homegrown: Easter Special

This week on Homegrown we’re focusing on Easter with a huge collection of guests including Malcolm Gordon, David Lyle Morris, The Ember Days, Mosaic Church and more.

Made with the help of NZ on Air, it’s Homegrown, Friday Nights at 11 on Life FM.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 13:55

Love Doctor: 15th April, 2014

Question 1

Hello Ian.

I feel like I don't have a proper relationship with God because I don't understand the magnitude of what I have been forgiven of and the sacrifice Jesus made for me. The knowledge is all in my head but it doesn't sink into my heart. I feel arrogant because I don't get what a big deal it is.

Question 2

Hey Ian.

Is it weird that I don’t ‘miss’ my partner? I have been overseas for work for the last 3 months, totally isolated except for the team I was with. I’m back now but when I was gone I realised that I didn’t ‘miss’ my partner. Not one bit. Our relationship is great, and I have no other reason to think we might not be perfect for each other. But it has got me thinking, if I didn’t miss her, do I really love her? Or maybe I’m just over thinking things. Do many people feel this way?

Question 3

Hey Doc,

I was wondering if it is wrong to wear make-up? Some of the girls from my church wear no make-up and there has never been an issue. Recently though I have been feeling like there is some pressure on me to stop wearing it. The girls all talk about how empowering it is etc and they seem to talk about it while I am around. It makes me feel uncomfortable, and a little awkward. I like wearing make-up, it makes me feel pretty! Is that a bad thing?

Friday, 11 April 2014 16:13

Homegrown: The Ember Days

This week on Homegrown we’re chatting with Jason from The Ember Days about their hot new live album that is about to be released. It is an amazing story of how it all came together.

Made with the help of NZ On Air, it’s Homegrown, Friday Nights at 11 on Life FM.

Thursday, 03 April 2014 08:56

Love Doctor: 1st April, 2014

Question 1

Hey Love Doc,

I have just moved into a new flat, I have a great faith in Jesus but none of my new flatmates do, which is totally fine. My question is, should I hang around them when they are doing things I don’t agree with? I am never tempted to join them but is it ok to be with my friends when they are drinking heavily etc. Should I be leaving the room or whatever to ‘make a stand’ and ‘show what I believe in’ or should I just stay in that environment with them and show them another way of living? Some of my church friends have said I shouldn’t associate with people like that, but that’s what Jesus did right? Or am I missing something?

Question 2

Hi Doc.

My Mum was a hoarder. She kept literally everything that came into contact with her. It was very hard growing up with that in the house. Mum however has passed since then. The problem now, is that I have moved into a house with my sister. She always goes on about how crazy and weird mum was and how she wants to be different for her kids. However, I think my sister is turning into a hoarder too. At first I thought it was just a "messy room" type thing, but now it's started to come into the office, dining room, kitchen and even the hallway. I know that I should talk to her about it, but I also know that becoming like our Mum is her biggest fear. How do I talk to her about this? And is hoarding a problem that needs professional help?

Question 3

Hey Ian,

How quickly can you ask someone out on a date?  I’ve met this girl and she’s a Christian too, I really like her but am not sure if she’s just being friendly or whether she is interested in me. Is it a bad move to ask her out when we hardly know each other? She is a total catch so if I wait around too long someone else might swoop in, and I don’t wanna miss out!

Monday, 31 March 2014 10:09

Homegrown: Tami Neilson

This week on Homegrown we’re chatting with Tami Neilson about her hot new album Dynamite that has just released plus she’s out on tour… You might not know this but her first three albums all won Tui awards… can she get a fourth? Plus as a child performer she shared the stage at a festival with one of the biggest artists of all time! Find out who on this week’s Homegrown show.

Made with the help of NZ On Air, it’s Homegrown, Friday Nights at 11 on Life FM.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 10:50

Love Doctor: 26th March, 2014

Question 1

Hi Doc,

I have been married for 2 years. Just before we got married, my wife (fiance at the time) got diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. At first it was fine, she would just sleep a lot, the odd time we would have to cancel plans to go out etc. Recently however, the illness has worsened and she can’t work and finds it exhausting to see people or even worse go out somewhere. I know it’s not her fault but I’m finding it really hard to deal with this, I can’t tell her how I feel because I don’t want her to feel she is responsible. Sadly I don’t know whether I am ‘man enough’ to deal with this. I need some advice or encouragement or something cause I am struggling here.

Question 2

Hey Love Doc,

I recently moved into a youth hostel to be closer to uni. Unfortunatley my boyfriend still lives in our hometown, 45 minutes drive away. We are working really hard to see each other as much as as possible, but it's really hard. I don't know if we should be spending time alone together in my apartment, but I don’t have a car. I have been bussing to his house as much as possible, but he likes to come over and cook me meals and things. We love each other, but we want to do things right. Love Doc, How do we do it?

Question 3

Love Doc,

How do I confront someone about a fake pregnancy? I know someone who says she is pregnant, but a number of things are just not lining up…. She is taking a lot of time off work because of ‘morning sickness’ and I have seen her using her pregnancy in other manipulative ways to get what she wants out of people. She has been caught out lying before about some pretty serious things. I can’t say how, but I am fairly certain she is making this up. I know that obviously time will tell but I think if she is faking this, it needs to stop. Who should I talk to about this and is there any way to bring this up with her??? Hard I know…..

Friday, 21 March 2014 14:28

Homegrown: Albion Place

This week on Homegrown we’re off down to Wellington to chat with Shehan from Arise Worship about their latest songs... and then it’s Dunedin to talk with Micah from the band Albion Place about their hot new EP "Here We Go" and what they have been up to over the past year. It’s gonna be a great show!

Made with the help of NZ On Air, it’s Homegrown, Friday Nights at 11 on Life FM.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 15:06

Love Doctor: 18th March, 2014

Question 1

I recently made friends with a guy at my former hostel whom I thought could do with a friend. I invited him to church one Sunday and we had lunch after. But things started to get out of control as he would text me every day to see what I am up to and it appeared he was keeping tabs on me because on weekends that I am away, I'd get a message asking where I am and when will I be back. I had to tell him to stop sending those messages, it's getting kind of creepy. We have since moved out of the hostel to different flats and I am hoping that would be the end of our friendship but the texts are still coming. I have been ignoring the last few messages but I feel God wants me to end it in a diplomatic way. The truth is I am very uncomfortable around him and would be glad for the friendship to die down.

Please help. I don't want to run him down in the course of ending the friendship. Yet it's a very unsustainable friendship. ​

Question 2

Hey Doc,

I have been together with this girl for a long time and everything was perfect and we got along really REALLY well. She is the nicest girl I have ever met but she then suddenly just stopped talking to me and won't tell me why. I have no idea what I said or did that she didn't like. It has gone on for a while and I was wondering how I can get her to tell me what is wrong and to try and mend the relationship. Thanks

Question 3

Hey Love Doc,

I need some SPACE. My husband always wants to be around me, like when watching TV or reading a book he will ALWAYS sit right next to me, If I go outside to do some gardening etc, he will also just 'hang around' outside, it's nice most of the time but sometimes I just feel like he follows me around like a puppy. I need to be independant from him sometimes and I think it would be healthy for him too. Why do you think he does this and how do I approach it without hurting him?

Friday, 14 March 2014 13:05

Homegrown: Rapture Ruckus

This week on Homegrown we’re off down to Nashville to find out what the boys form Rapture Ruckus have been up to… well we know they have a new album out and we’re gonna play it start to finish and hear from Brad and the boys!

Made with the help of NZ on Air, it’s Homegrown, Friday Nights at 11 on Life FM.

Friday, 07 March 2014 16:21

Running Against Traffick


The final total for Running Against Traffick is more than $25,000. Thank you so much to everyone who gave!

The run itself was pretty challenging. 21kms off-road over some pretty brutal terrain certainly took a fair bit of effort – but it wasn't hard to be motivated when so much money was being raised!
It was a privilege for us to highlight the work of Nvader and to raise funds for their work rescuing victims of sex trafficking.

Check out some of the email Daniel Walker sent through a few days after the run:

"I wanted to let you know that the funds have been assigned to the next operation we complete and that I will update you and your listeners/supporters accordingly.

Our team in SE Asia is moving on several different targets at the moment and once the best one is selected and the mission complete I will let you know the results."

We can't wait to hear how it went! In the meantime, please join us in praying for their work.

Thanks again to all our generous donors! It's been an incredible response.

-George & Bjorn



Listen to George talk with Daniel Walker from Nvader <here>.

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