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Soul Food

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

a bath

Where do you pray?

20 Mar | 2014

I’ve learnt there’s no right or wrong, no best or worst place to pray. But there is an instinctive desire in each of us to reach out to God.

John and Andrea Lopdell with son Josh

The radical act of friendship

17 Mar | 2014

The idea of ‘hospitality’ makes many of us stare shame-faced at the floor. The good news is that being a domestic goddess (or god) has nothing to do with the real, radical act of hospitality ... oh, but it does have something to do with our gothy-sweetheart Lorde.

Malala Yousafzai

Inspiring change

6 Mar | 2014

Every year on 8 March, people around the world celebrate International Women’s Day by recognising the advances of women’s rights socially, economically and politically.

The town of Moore, Oklahoma USA after being hit by a tornado.

When all is gone

24 Feb | 2014

Lieutenant Sharon Autry is a corps officer at Oklahoma City Corps in the USA. She recounts the day a tornado changed the landscape of her town of Moore.

Police stand watch during the Springboks vs. Southland game at Invercargill’s Rugby Park on 8 August 1981 (Photographer: Stuart Menzies / Ref: EP-Ethics-Demonstrations-1981 Springbok Tour-01 / Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand)

The Byrds were singing

20 Feb | 2014

Ross Wardle of the Corps Growth and Mission Resources Department looks back on the 1981 Springbok Tour.

Waitangi Day at a marae

Building on our foundation

5 Feb | 2014

Finding a genuine way to honour the Treaty of Waitangi.

a cartoon image of someone surrounded by technology

Living above the shop

4 Feb | 2014

Modern technology is making it harder for people to leave work behind.

grumpy cat image

The joy of being grumpy

28 Jan | 2014

The joy of being grumpy is allowing God’s accepting presence among the fabric of our ‘ugly but adorable’ lives. And that will always make us smile.

a large pit of rubbish on fire

The upside of anger

15 Jan | 2014

Darren Elkington says it’s possible to see feelings of anger as a gift that we can invest wisely, for the good of others and ourselves.