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Soul Food

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

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.

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The prophet still speaks today- Part 5

8 Jul | 2014

Carla Lindsey on Micah’s life-changing closing words.

a man praying in a church

Just Congregations

8 Jul | 2014

How can we recognise a congregation that is living out the Bible’s call to justice?

child dressed like a superhero

How to be a real life hero

4 Jul | 2014

We don’t all get to be what we wanted when we were kids. If we did, the superhero sector would be over saturated. But then there would be no one to do our accounts, and the dishes wouldn’t get done.

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The prophet still speaks today- Part 4

17 Jun | 2014

Carla Lindsey examines the tension that is part of God’s message given through the prophet Micah.