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Soul Food

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

Words to live by: Gratitude

2 Mar | 2017

In the first of three reflections, Major Barbara Sampson considers the life-changing, joy-bringing nature of gratitude.

Science vs God

1 Mar | 2017

Dr Amir D. Aczel, author of 17 books on mathematics and science, writes for Time magazine on why science does not disprove God.

Di Willis - Photography: Nick Reed, NZ Herald.

More than able

15 Feb | 2017

‘A church that doesn’t have disabled people in it, is a disabled church,’ says Di Willis, director of Elevate Disability Trust. Di describes herself as ‘very ordinary’, but it’s been an extraordinary life—among extraordinary people.

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.