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Soul Food

Food for thought and soul including observations and reflective opinion pieces on current issues.

What happens when we die?

10 May | 2018

Many Christians assume that when we die, our disembodied souls float away to heaven. But the biblical picture is much more exciting …

Raising Hope

8 May | 2018

For years, Mother’s Day was a time of grief for Megan Pattinson—until God gave her a new hope.

Fearfully and wonderfully made

7 May | 2018

I have long admired women who seem to manage so well with multiple challenges—careers, well-behaved children, clean and tidy houses, wonderful marriages, immaculately and fashionably presented—high achievers in all areas of life.

Verses we wish didnt exist

3 May | 2018

An occasional series that ‘fronts up’ to the Bible verses we would rather ignore—those ones that bring up uncomfortable issues for our faith. T

Fight for your country

25 Apr | 2018

What would you do if you were called on to fight for your country? Thankfully, it’s a question most of us will never have to answer. But on Anzac Day we remember those who did have to answer that question.

The truth about Mary Magdalene

14 Apr | 2018

The latest Bible-themed movie Mary Magdalene has offered another take on the story of Mary Magdalene—one of the most discussed figures in the Bible.

Spilling secrets

13 Apr | 2018

In her debut book Life Wide Open, Sheryn Adamson bares her soul ‘warts and all’. It’s been a journey that has included romance, faith, police stories, and a seven-year battle with infertility. But God has always been the author of Sheryn’s story.

A different Mary

9 Apr | 2018

Mary Magdalene is one of the most mysterious and misunderstood characters in the Bible. Garth Davis—the acclaimed director of the Academy Award-nominated Lion—has re-imagined her untold story.

So what is Easter really about?

1 Apr | 2018

So what’s really going on at Easter? What do Christians really mean when they say that ‘Christ died for us’? This isn’t a question about events, but about what those events mean …