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Soul Food

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

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.

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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.

All Blacks v England rugby match

Move in the right direction

16 Jun | 2014

What does an All Blacks vs. England rugby game have in common with the life and death struggle of life in Syria?

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The concept of blessing

13 Jun | 2014

Ingrid Barratt explains why the concept of ‘blessing’ has to be more than a Christian code word for ‘luck.

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The prophet still speaks today- Part 3

10 Jun | 2014

Carla Lindsey examines God’s calls through the prophet Micah to treat people well, use our power wisely, and to live lives of integrity.