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Soul Food

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

Let's talk about real life

26 Nov | 2017

There was a time when we’d watch a TV programme and spend ages talking about it the next day. Not so today. Now we can binge-watch an entire series in one hit.

Transforming society

23 Nov | 2017

Guys, we need to talk. And we need to take a stand. If we do that, we can transform New Zealand society, so says Garth Baker from White Ribbon.

Dare to be a Daniel- Part 6

1 Nov | 2017

The Old Testament book of Daniel has a lot to teach us about resolving the tension of choosing whether to resist or adapt as we engage with the culture around us.

What's love got to do with it?

30 Oct | 2017

What will it take for New Zealand to build a just future? The ideas put forward at this year’s Just Action Conference had a common theme.

Loving from up close

30 Oct | 2017

Tele-evangelists might be up there with lawyers and reality TV stars when it comes to people we love to hate. The sleazy, money-hungry caricature of the TV evangelist was epitomised—and possibly in part created—by the notorious Jim Bakker.

Dare to be a Daniel- Part 5

18 Oct | 2017

The Old Testament book of Daniel has a lot to teach us about resolving the tension of choosing whether to resist or adapt as we engage with the culture around us.

Are there slaves in New Zealand?

17 Oct | 2017

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, dealing in the buying and selling of people. But trafficking also uses coercion and deception to dupe people into work situations where they are exploited, powerless, and unable to find their way out.

Te Ōhākī: Kia rere iho te whakawā—Let justice roll like a river

13 Oct | 2017

Unpacking the four goals of The Salvation Army’s Māori Ministry Strategic Plan, ‘Te Ōhākī’. Goal 4.

Te Ōhākī: Whakawhanaungatanga —Relationships

13 Oct | 2017

Unpacking the four goals of The Salvation Army’s Māori Ministry Strategic Plan, ‘Te Ōhākī’. Goal 3.

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