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Soul Food

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

a cat asleep on a cushion

Death, Dylan and a cat named Oscar

25 Aug | 2014

Jeremy Suisted asks what Oscar the cat can teach us about dealing with death, and living with life.

Russell Crowe in Gladiator

Are you not entertained?

25 Aug | 2014

In the movie Gladiator, Russell Crowe plays Maximus Meridius who is sold into slavery as a gladiator.

Imperfectly perfect faith - Part 3

18 Aug | 2014

The greatness of our faith is not measured by great successes, but in our so-called ‘failures’, reflects Darren Elkington, in the final of his three-part series.

some people looking quizzical

Imperfectly perfect faith-Part 2

4 Aug | 2014

Darren Elkington examines stories from the New Testament gospels and finds there is no formula for faith—only a powerful God.

author Matthew Vine

God and the gay Christian

25 Jul | 2014

Harold Hill opens the pages of Matthew Vines’ defence of gay Christianity.

TV journalist and producer Tim Wilson

The media is not the enemy

24 Jul | 2014

Media Prayer Day, organised by the Christian Broadcasting Association, is on 10 August. It’s simply a chance for Christians to come together as individuals and communities of faith, to pray for our media.

some people looking quizzical

Imperfectly perfect faith

17 Jul | 2014

The New Testament reveals a God who perseveres with us regardless of our wavering faith, says Darren Elkington. It’s not about our efforts, but about God’s true perfection.

Contestants on House Rules TV show

Transform your inner world

14 Jul | 2014

I’ve become a real House Rules fan. For the uninitiated, this is an Australian reality TV show currently showing on TV3, where couples compete for the chance to have their mortgage paid by undertaking mammoth house redecorating projects.

The church of the Good Shepherd in Lake Tekapo

Windows of opportunity

9 Jul | 2014

New Zealand’s spiritual landscape offers plenty of open windows to evangelism.