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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 power of the Resurrection

1 Apr | 2015

An Easter reflection from General André Cox, the international leader of The Salvation Army.

Spock from Star Trek

What does Spock have to do with Easter?

1 Apr | 2015

What a Star Trek character can teach us about the otherness of God.

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Bouncing forward

31 Mar | 2015

Resilience is about ‘bouncing back’ from adversity, but it’s even better if we can ‘bounce forward’. The good news is we can learn skills to build personal resilience that help in the workplace and at home

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Life on the light side

30 Mar | 2015

Best known for his number one-selling I Had A Black Dog, Matthew Johnstone is now tackling the hot (but often vague) topic of resiliency.

NBA player Larry Sanders

Why I walked away

30 Mar | 2015

Just before Christmas last year a six foot, 11 inch American man with a face known to thousands—a man guaranteed to stand out in a crowd—vanished.

Vicki Robertson of HomeCare

Does religion cause war?

17 Mar | 2015

Ian Hutson explores the Christian response to ‘religious wars’ and to the violence we are witnessing around the world in the name of religion.

Fifty Shades of Grey

16 Mar | 2015

There’s been a phenomenal amount of noise on social media and in some church circles about one particular movie lately. And the book on which it’s based.

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Get a mentor - be a mentor

26 Feb | 2015

Intentional mentoring relationships are catalysts for growth says Sammy Millar.

Life is like a jigsaw

23 Feb | 2015

theuns and Tania Henning describe the portrait of their life, from a farm in rural South Africa to making a new life in New Zealand. When they became parents to a child with autism, it added a colourful new piece to the jigsaw.