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Soul Food

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

Putting our faith in social media

2 Feb | 2017

A study into Christian social media habits highlights a few speed bumps, but also plenty of exciting opportunities for creativity in online faith sharing.

Loved not just liked

29 Jan | 2017

I used to see Facebook as a mindless space where people shared photos of their breakfast and other mundane moments. Eight years on, I experience withdrawal if I can’t scroll through my newsfeed many times a day.

All brothers and sisters

27 Jan | 2017

A man imprisoned for his faith is left to die in the snow of Siberia, but is miraculously kept alive. A Christian family escapes after rioters destroy their home … Mike Burrows shares some astounding stories from Christians around the world.

Love Mondays a little more

20 Jan | 2017

What is it about a new year, month, week or day that offers a chance for a do-over? How many of us have made well-meaning decisions about changes we wanted to make and these lined up with a ‘new’ moment?

Tell me the real Christmas story

23 Dec | 2016

It’s time to get to the heart of the Christmas story—God with us in our broken world.

Christmas shouldn't be a killer

14 Dec | 2016

Some people prepare for Christmas months in advance. I tip my hat to these uber-organised souls, but I’m not one of them.

Do wise people still seek Jesus?

1 Dec | 2016

Open your eyes to your hunger for God. Open your heart and mind to the possibility that God exists.

an earthquake damaged road in Kaikoura

Here we go again

28 Nov | 2016

Just after midnight on 14 November, many around New Zealand had a rude awakening. A 7.8 earthquake struck 20 km south-east of Hanmer Springs and was felt up and down the country. I

The painting of The Annunciation on the main altar of Catedral de Cristo Salvador by Juan de Borgona (1512)

When Mary said yes

20 Nov | 2016

The words of an angel helped Mary keep going when the path was hard.