Food for thought and soul including observations and reflective opinion pieces on current issues.
In this instalment of our occasional series, we ask: Did Jesus really advocate violence?
A while ago I had the privilege of assisting an extended family of Middle Eastern refugees into their new life in New Zealand. I found the people to be warm, hospitable, family-focused and generous with their few possessions
When Coralie Bridle resuscitated her own three-month-old son Samuel, she knew their world had changed forever. Ever since, Coralie has been her son’s mouthpiece, helping him tell his own story.
Do we all have a calling? And is it possible to miss the call?
If the church is to thrive in the future, we need to welcome in our young people and allow them to ask the difficult questions.
Many Christians assume that when we die, our disembodied souls float away to heaven. But the biblical picture is much more exciting …
For years, Mother’s Day was a time of grief for Megan Pattinson—until God gave her a new hope.
I have long admired women who seem to manage so well with multiple challenges—careers, well-behaved children, clean and tidy houses, wonderful marriages, immaculately and fashionably presented—high achievers in all areas of life.
An occasional series that ‘fronts up’ to the Bible verses we would rather ignore—those ones that bring up uncomfortable issues for our faith. T