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Soul Food

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

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.

tv broadcaster Tim Wilson

Take me home

15 Nov | 2016

We ask New Zealand’s quirkiest TV reporter Tim Wilson to ‘take us home’. And we discovered he is not only the likeable guy on the telly, but a best-selling novelist who found love later in life. Most of all, he’s a man transformed by faith.

Find your prayer voice

4 Nov | 2016

As the New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga Territory kicks off a year of non-stop prayer, it's time to rediscover our prayer voices.

Where is the church?

28 Oct | 2016

Professor Jonathan Boston believes that many Christians are displaying ‘an appalling witness to the gospel’ when it comes to caring for God’s creation, and we need a complete transformation.