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Soul Food

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

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Life on the light side

30 Mar | 2015

Best known for his number one-selling I Had A Black Dog, Matthew Johnstone is now tackling the hot (but often vague) topic of resiliency.

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Why I walked away

30 Mar | 2015

Just before Christmas last year a six foot, 11 inch American man with a face known to thousands—a man guaranteed to stand out in a crowd—vanished.

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Does religion cause war?

17 Mar | 2015

Ian Hutson explores the Christian response to ‘religious wars’ and to the violence we are witnessing around the world in the name of religion.

Fifty Shades of Grey

16 Mar | 2015

There’s been a phenomenal amount of noise on social media and in some church circles about one particular movie lately. And the book on which it’s based.

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Get a mentor - be a mentor

26 Feb | 2015

Intentional mentoring relationships are catalysts for growth says Sammy Millar.

Life is like a jigsaw

23 Feb | 2015

theuns and Tania Henning describe the portrait of their life, from a farm in rural South Africa to making a new life in New Zealand. When they became parents to a child with autism, it added a colourful new piece to the jigsaw.

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How to be a normal Christian

19 Feb | 2015

In the name of evangelism, Christians have a history of using everything from violence and brimstone to bumper stickers. But Ingrid Barratt examines how our most powerful tool may simply be our authentic selves.

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Challenging Times for our World

19 Feb | 2015

As radicalism continues to scar the global landscape with hatred, an Army of love is desperately needed.

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Learning from the Marae

18 Feb | 2015

A dream to visit and photograph every marae in the country has become a book about bringing cultures together for artist and Anglican minister the Rt Reverend Bishop Muru Walters.