Author: Tom Mepham

Tom Mepham is the full-time minister of Student Soul. He received his Diploma in Ministry from the Knox Centre of Ministry and Leadership in December 2019, prior to which he graduated with a Bachelor of Theology from Otago University in 2017. He is a member of the Southern Presbytery, part of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. Tom is also a writing and performing member of Tommo & Hooke, an alternative/contemporary pop rock act, from Dunedin & Christchurch, NZ.

light & life…

We are forming a community of light and life in the heart of student culture. But what is such a community like? Photo by asoggetti on Unsplash We are… We are mobile, like the wind. We know how to sing. To sing is the birth-right of the free. We’re a river community, past, present,...

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sleep

Read (or listen to) 1 Kings 3:5-12 Dream of Solomon 5 At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask what I should give you.” 6 And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant my father David, because he walked before you in faithfulness,...

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preparing to listen for a fresh word from God

Read (or listen to) Romans 8:26-39 26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. 27 And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit...

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The Open Life

Three nights ago, I led our first Student Soul service at Oaken Cafe on the theme of “the open life.” I didn’t call it that, because as is often the case, I didn’t realise that was the theme until afterwards. I also didn’t make clear the main point that I had hoped to...

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What do I see? A Vision

What do you see when you imagine all that the church could be? I was told, "Write down your vision! Tell people what you see!" So one day in November last year, I sat down and had a go.

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