Jessica Gardiner

Press Services International

Kiwi-born with British roots, Jessica Gardiner drinks tea religiously while her dinner table discussions reverberate between the sovereignty of God, global politics, and the public health system. Having experienced churches from conservative to everything but, Jessica writes out a desire for Christian orthodoxy and biblical literacy in her generation. Jessica is married to fellow young writer Blake Gardiner.

  • A warrant for revival

    With in-person church gatherings being suspended for much of the past few years the return to physical church was much anticipated.

  • Life’s not fair

    The tale begins at a Sunday evening church service. 

  • A legacy of faith

    Memories are peculiar things, deeply personal cognitive enactments of reality, emotion, with a hint of imagination.

  • Spiritually Naked

    The heavens and the earth complete in their vast array. An abundance of beauty, delight and goodness.  

  • Diary of a teenage girl

    It was a lazy summer’s evening not long after New Year. My husband and I perched expectantly on the plush grey sofa in my parents’ living room. The yearly ritual was about to begin. 

  • The remedy recipe

  • The Gateway to Worship

    We all dedicate our lives to worship. Regardless of our professed spirituality, or lack of, our behaviours point to our object of worship.

  • Bric-a-brac

    He sat propped-up in a wicker chair gazing out of the window. With feet wrapped in tartan slippers in coordination with the navy gown tied securely around his waist.

  • Trials and Temptations

    ‘Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him (James chapter 1, verse 12).’

  • Virtual high

    In New Zealand, we are currently deliberating the contentious cannabis referendum – to vote YES or NO? To legalise, or not to legalise? Regardless of where your conscious allows you to vote, there is another, a more lucrative drug currently on the market.