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Soul Food

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

The Reluctant Prophet

27 May | 2016

In the first of a five part series, Carla Lindsey examines the book of Jonah. Here she asks, ‘Was there really a fish?’ and other important questions.

Suffering in silence

24 May | 2016

Pastors are far more likely than the general population to have depression, according to recent research. But there are still many misconceptions about mental health within the Church.

Principal Youth Court Judge His Honour Judge Andrew Beecroft

Justice and mercy

13 Apr | 2016

For 15 years as Principal Youth Court Judge His Honour Judge Andrew Becroft has dealt with the country’s worst teenage criminals. He still sees hope in every one that steps into his court room.

Sarah Lancaster of Sew Love

Sew love

7 Apr | 2016

A young woman, armed with just her sewing machine and a van called Cecil, is travelling New Zealand with a mission to teach us how to sew.

Cute little boy holds a sign saying 'Jesus Lives'

The irresistible Jesus

24 Mar | 2016

If you've been hurt by religion, try Jesus instead.

UN Womens Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

Believing in gender equality

9 Mar | 2016

Feminism is simple really. It is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities, politically, economically and socially.

Slave free nation

8 Mar | 2016

New Zealand could be the first country in the world to become slave-free, says human trafficking expert Matthew Friedman. With 30 years’ experience, Matt has seen the horrors of modern-day slavery but still dares to dream of a truly free world.

No depression in New Zealand?

23 Feb | 2016

In 1981 New Zealand band Blam Blam Blam (including singer Don McGlashan) had a minor hit here with the song ‘There is No Depression in New Zealand’.

Flying the flag

18 Feb | 2016

Ive been fascinated and frustrated by the campaign to change the New Zealand flag. Fascinated by some of the options put forward as designs—and frustrated at the process and the huge expense involved.