Food for thought and soul including observations and reflective opinion pieces on current issues.
Ingrid Barratt on learning to be a less than perfect mum.
The chapter of your life connects to a grand, epic story: the love story of God.
The pitfalls and practicalities of using the internet to start a relationship.
Jenny Collings considers how to leave behind roller-coaster Christianity.
Rosy Keane on clinging to God in the storm.
Author, activist and speaker Shane Claiborne on living out social justice.
You don’t have to ‘get away from it all’ to take a break.
Major Harold Hill considers William Booth’s legacy - 100 years on.
The same arguments have always been used to avoid change, says author Matt Crossman.
Constable Lio Kaihau has seen extraordinary things in his time in the Police.
Sammy Millar on why God is the key ingredient in marriage.
Cindy Ruakere is best known for her prayers for Aotearoa.
Jerome Ropati, Holly van Dalen and CJ Bruton on faith in professional sport.
Hurricanes star Jeffery Toomaga-Allen on the opportunities God has given him.
Never underestimate the benefit of solitude to the soul, writes Lorraine LePine.
Paris Winiata is a personal trainer who helps people strengthen their build and their souls.
The most important resolution that any of us can make is to ask for God’s help.
Will you give generously to God this Christmas season?
Don’t be distracted by the minor players; remember who the real star of Christmas is.
When we put our ‘faith spectacles’ on, a great book reveals even deeper riches.
Two childhood buddies reunite in adulthood, from opposite ends of the country, to create an elaborate fictitious world together.
Collectable artwork, Weta Workshop involvement, publishing deals, and maybe Hollywood movies; all packaging a story of hope, redemption, and reconciliation.
In The Hobbit, Bilbo is reluctant when he steps out on his journey. Jesus’ journey is every bit as unexpected but takes a contrary path.
Nicky and Sila Lee on growing in marriage and parenting.
New Zealand’s most vulnerable communities want opportunities, not handouts.
Dynamic disciples of Jesus Christ stay the course, says Colleen Marshall.
Barry Keane asks an important question.
Dynamic disciples match their talk with their walk, says Colleen Marshall.
Tony Campolo says, ‘There are two kinds of people in the world: the bored and the boring.’
Dynamic disciples show no favouritism, says Colleen Marshall.
Sophie was beautiful. She had it all: the looks, the hair and the sweet manner.
Dynamic disciples live authentic lives, says Colleen Marshall.
Signs of spring are everywhere but will it be a season for personal and spiritual growth?
John Lazo-Ron takes a look at two different approaches to church-based drama.
Sheryn Adamson on taking time to listen and obey the Holy Spirit’s voice.
A fresh take on bringing together spiritual discipline with physical discipline.
Where Tuni Parata goes, so does her Bible.
Basketballer CJ Bruton says all he is and does, is because of his parents.
How can we make sure that failure doesn’t steal our future? asks Bryan Thomson
How NZ's Olympic support team is an example to us all.
When we fall, we get back up, says Olympian Mahé Drysdale.
Just like Olympic athletes, preparation is the key to us achieving spiritual goals.
Ariel Simone's music captures her desire to follow God’s steps even when it means taking a leap of faith.
Carla Lindsey on life with her son Jayden, who was born with cerebral palsy.
Properly caring for someone means embracing their grime as well as their beauty.
Darlene Zschech is one of the biggest names in worship
William Paul Young, the author of The Shack.
Experts agree that humans are hard-wired for social connection. Yet it seems that we’re getting lonelier.
Hayden Shearman, who got his start writing songs for the band Moped and church, puts the case for God-inspired song writing.
All the members of Grammy-award winning worship rock band Casting Crowns are full-time youth pastors. How on earth do they avoid burnout?
How can we be woven in creativity, rather than cultural copycats? Creativity is the ‘imprint of God’ in our lives, says Graham Burt, an expert in creativity.
Your marriage is far too important to leave to happenstance. But with the investment of a little together time, you can make it a great place to live.
Tears stream down my face when I think of the many generations of Māori people affected by the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.
This year, resolve to be more lazy. Instead of gritted teeth and white knuckles, fall into God’s grace.
A Christmas Message from our international leader, General Linda Bond.
Jesus came into a season of waiting. Is this Christmas such a season for you?
Mixed with the blood, sweat and tears of life, are droplets of joy. God has something for you in this season.
He is tough. He is adventurous. He is Bear Grylls—media phenomenon and ‘Ultimate Survivor’.
Many people find church a hard part of their walk with Christ whether because of hurts, time commitments, circumstances or because they sense hypocrisy.
'If you do all this to save one penguin, how much more will the Father not do for you?’
Up until that moment it had been stories. Most of them good stories with heroes, action-a-plenty, miracles and happy endings.
We might hear people say, ‘God called me to …’ or ‘God showed me that I needed to …’. But what does it actually mean to ‘hear’ God in this way?
Is God tugging you to church?
For my part in the pageantry, I had a tea party with a gaggle of girls and one Mr Barratt, who claimed he was there for the ‘military regalia’.
We need to value each opportunity to spend time with our children, particularly as we become sideshows to the main attractions of their increasingly separate lives.
One of the heart-wrenching stories to come out of last month’s Queensland floods was that of 13-year-old Jordan Rice.
Let’s all of us take a check of why we work and invite God and his creative Spirit into every aspect of it.
Early morning earthquake. No more scary place than Christchurch.
'Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith. They keep us awake and moving.'
We all have an inner urge to find heroes who can inspire us and remind us of the potential we each hold.
'Tis the season to be … wet, cold and angry on the sidelines?
The realisation that this world isn’t the answer and is ultimately meaningless is very important for each of us to grasp.
Probably not the question you’d expect to see on a Christian website, but nonetheless it’s an important question for each of us.
Every Christian has the God-given potential within them to rise above their circumstances and bring light to an often dark world.
What are we actually celebrating on Valentine’s Day? Sure, ‘romance’ is the obvious answer, but what exactly is romance?
At its core, the question: ‘What am I going to do with the rest of my life?’ is concerned with investment.
I don’t think that you and I view Jesus’ birth in the same way that Simeon did.
Sometimes success comes down to a goal. Pure and simple.
What will we do with the freedom God has given us? The invitation is to join a conspiracy of goodness in our world.
When was the last time you shared your most intimate thoughts with God?
You and I can be a light. The source and supply is Jesus, but the sharing is ours.
Those who make the world a better place are those who let their longings inspire prayers and then turn those prayers into actions.
Somewhere along the line it seems that I developed a desire to pull things apart, inspect them, tape them up in new ways and admire my handiwork.
Isn’t the most important part of my life one massive, adrenaline-filled adventure?
Because somewhere in Bruce’s creation, I became terribly fond of him
I needed an antibiotic to get rid of the poison; something from outside me to kill the poison within.
If only we all saw our means to give as a beautiful blessing from the God that decided to bless us first.
A glimpse of Jesus' heart will help us see the world as God's harvest field rather than the devil's playground.
Much in life is unpredictable if not truly random, but God’s love and faithfulness is certain.
There are some essential principles for effective cross-cultural evangelism.
‘Mother’—were she called by any other name would not her nature be the same?
We need to look at giving to God as a lifestyle, an ongoing spiritual discipline, rather than as a financial burden.
Heaven is something that becomes so easy to ignore as we carry on in our daily Christian walk.
God's presence is our inheritance, but we must take responsibility for cultivating it.
Are you thirsting for a more satisfying life? Seek the Supreme Sakkar and let him become your benefactor.
Our heritage will not save us—Jesus does. Our history will not sustain us—the Holy Spirit will.
Some are born gardeners, some achieve gardening greatness, and some have gardening greatness thrust upon them.
Christianity is authenticated when we can say that we know the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ in our own lives.
Walking through life gets easier the closer we get to God.
The first State of the Nation report on Pasifika people is released.
First course graduates at the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Centre.
News from the Tri-Territorial Heritage Centre and Archives Conference.
Congress 2013 takes place in September.
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