Food for thought and soul including observations and reflective opinion pieces on current issues.
We’re good at doing good works, but how good are we at really caring for people? The Salvation Army value ‘Care for Others’ encourages us to reclaim the heart of the gospel.
Brought up in the heart of US evangelical culture, Shane Claiborne has become a prophet to Christians, calling us back to the teachings of Jesus. On a recent visit to New Zealand, he talked to Ingrid Barratt about adopting a truly holistic pro-life ethic.
We begin a series reflecting on the values of The Salvation Army. In this Easter edition of War Cry, we look at what it really means to ‘put Jesus first’, finding ourselves in the mud and the mayhem.
A few weeks ago, I was reminded of what it means for Jesus to live in our lives today. I was walking along Lambton Quay, praying, ‘God, there are so many people, a sea of faces. What do you see here? Who do you want me to notice?’
In the last of three reflections, Major Barbara Sampson testifies to God’s power to restore.
Well, that’s democracy,’ said TV broadcaster Mike Hosking, with a shrug of his shoulders. That’s what got me—the shrug. It implied that we might not like it, but we better lump it.
In the second of three reflections, Major Barbara Sampson paints a picture of what it means to come home
When Andrew Judd, the former New Plymouth mayor, came out on national television as ‘a recovering racist’, he hit a collective raw nerve.
In the first of three reflections, Major Barbara Sampson considers the life-changing, joy-bringing nature of gratitude.