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Soul Food

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

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The Christmas Countdown

2 Dec | 2013

An Advent journey fills us with wonder and awe at God’s tenacious love for the world, says Major Heather Rodwell.

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Foolish or wise?

26 Nov | 2013

Despite human failings and limitations, God continues to show up and work through ordinary people.

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Zechariah’s Song

18 Nov | 2013

Carla Lindsey continues her series looking at songs that are part of the Christmas story. Here she reflects on Zechariah’s song, a magnificent prophetic vision that redefined salvation as greater than the here-and-now, and bigger than the future.

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Worth more than many sparrows

15 Nov | 2013

What God can each us through these everyday little birds.

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Mary's song

11 Nov | 2013

As we head to Christmas, Carla Lindsey begins a series examining songs that are part of the Christmas Story. Here, she reflects on Mary’s song—the Magnificat—and the story it tells of God’s relationship with Mary and with his people.

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How Do You Feel? The Rise of Workplace Chaplaincy

8 Nov | 2013

After the central New Zealand earthquakes earlier this year, employers turned to workplace chaplaincy for support.

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Less is more

5 Nov | 2013

What if we were radical enough to say 'I have enough'?

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Are you afflicted by hurry sickness?

7 Oct | 2013

Heather Rodwell recommends a liberating, restful approach to the praying life.

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Single Parents

4 Oct | 2013

In praise of single parents, the unsung heroes among us.