Embedded in Te Tiriti O Waitangi is a hope for a shared vision of relationship and mutual flourishing between Tangata Whenua and Tangata Tiriti. That hope has been inspired by Te Rongopai. Therefore, to honour Te Tiriti is to honour the dream God has for Aotearoa New Zealand.
If we look closely, we can see the fingerprints of the divine in Te Tiriti. We can see a thread of providence through a series of historical moments. But saying that these are inspired or divine is not to say they are perfect; far from it. The treaty is a document chaperoned by mixed intentions. Some of these intentions were positively influenced by the gospel >>> CONTINUE READING