Posts Tagged ‘Peter Lineham’

Professor says Kiwis have “had it” with traditional religions

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Peter Lineham, professor of history and religion at Massey University, says it is anecdotally evident that many people have “just had it” with religion. The respected academic joined RadioLIVE’s Mark Sainsbury to discuss how new age and traditional religions are evolving in the 21st century. Listen to the interview Related Posts:Religions have have always known Read more

Decline in Catholic population “quite alarming”

Friday, March 14th, 2014

The decline in the Catholic population shown by the 2013 census “is quite alarming”, according to history professor Peter Lineham of Massey University. In the 2006 national census, 508,761 people identified themselves as Catholic. By the time of the 2013 census that had fallen to 492,111. The census results show that the number of self-identified Read more

Cracks appearing in Destiny Church

Friday, December 6th, 2013

There are cracks appearing in the Destiny Church. One of Bishop Brian Tamaki’s most important lieutenants, Richard Lewis, and left  and is setting up his own church. His departure is the latest in string of high profile members leaving Destiny Church. Janine Cardno, the church’s media spokeswoman for many years, and Paul and Michelle Hubble, Read more

Bishop Brian Tamaki happy with book about Destiny Church

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Bishop Brian Tamaki says a new book about him and the Destiny Church, “Destiny: The life and times of a self-made apostle”  is “not all negative”.  In fact, he says, primarily the book is quite positive, and tells the story of Destiny Church which has grown to something from nothing. “I’m feeling quite, wow, chuffed,” he Read more

Author says his book is not a expose of Destiny Church

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Peter Lineham is Associate Professor of History at Massey University’s Albany campus, and his research focuses on religion in New Zealand life and history. His new book, Destiny: the Life and Times of a Self-Made Apostle, looks at Brian Tamaki and the Destiny Church. In an interview with Kim Hill Lineham says his book is not Read more

Expose of Destiny Church in new book

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Next month a book about the life of Bishop Brian Tamaki and his Destiny Church will be published: The Life and Times of a Self-Made Apostle. It has been written by Massey University’s associate professor of religious history, Peter Lineham. He relies heavily on the accounts of Lynda Stewart, a former financial administrator for the church. Read more

Catholic Church continues to grow in New Zealand and world-wide

Friday, October 5th, 2012

A Massey University study, Changing Patterns of Auckland Religion, has found that, with the exception of Catholicism, membership of all mainstream Christian denominations has fallen to historic lows. At the same time religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam are growing. Professor Peter Lineham, who led the study, said the survey showed the mainstream Christian churches Read more

Pay and Pray Church in South Auckland – spiritual scratch and win

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

A Pay and Pray church is drawing hundreds of followers in South Auckland. The  church offers four services a day to hundreds of followers, often asking its members to give to God for his blessings. Associate Professor Peter Lineham from Massey University says the NZ group is part of an international organisation involving 120 countries.  He Read more