Opinion The church’s challenges are global: four lessons I learned in New Zealand By David Gushee | August 11, 2015 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Opinion Subscribe to Opinion Photo courtesy of esfera via Shutterstock Waving New Zealand and American flags of the political map of the world. Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.Secularizing societies. Weakening churches. Ideological divisions. Harried pastors. Comparing the Christian situation in the US and New Zealand.