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Soul Food

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

a map of Medo-Persia in ancient times

Seeing the invisible God - Part 1

1 Sep | 2015

God is nowhere and everywhere in the Old Testament book of Esther, says Carla Lindsey.

Lutheran Minister Nadia Bolz-Weber

Turning church inside out

18 Aug | 2015

Nadia Bolz-Weber is six-foot-plus, heavily tattooed, weightlifting, ex-drug addict alcoholic Christian minister. This is the story of her church, the House for All Sinners and All Saints.

Stranger Danger - Part 3

12 Aug | 2015

In a society that seems increasingly fearful, how does the concept of showing hospitality to strangers sit with the Christian church? asks Coralie Bridle.

Simon Barnett on dancing with the stars

Simon the star!

7 Aug | 2015

When we catch up with Simon Barnett, it’s just days after he was announced the winner of Dancing with the Stars, and Simon is trying to get back to a sense of normality. He took his wife Jodi and daughter out for lunch in an attempt to get back into routine, but fell asleep at the restaurant table.

Stranger Danger - Part 2

3 Aug | 2015

In a society that seems increasingly fearful, how does the concept of showing hospitality to strangers sit with the Christian church? asks Coralie Bridle.

Two boys (aged 10 and 13 ) sew clothing at the Sajaad Tailor shop in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Kiwi buyer’s guide to ethical shopping

3 Aug | 2015

Where do we start when we don’t want our shopping to fund injustice, abuse or environmental damage?

the longest place name in the world sign

My language is my awakening

27 Jul | 2015

Australian linguist Nathan John Albury has researched Kiwi attitudes to te reo Māori and found that we have ‘embraced and preserved the Māori culture and language far better than European Australians’.

outline of church buildings

Change in attendance offers new opportunities

15 Jul | 2015

Church attendance patterns are changing, with more people attending less often. So, how are we to respond?

Stranger Danger - Part 1

14 Jul | 2015

In a society that seems increasingly fearful, how does the concept of showing hospitality to strangers sit with the Christian church? asks Coralie Bridle.

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