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How can i help my kids be friends?

Hearing your precious kids yell at each other, ‘I hate you!’ is always stressful. But that doesn’t mean they will be enemies for life … or even for the next hour. And as parents, we can encourage their special relationship.

Words to live by: Homecoming

In the second of three reflections, Major Barbara Sampson paints a picture of what it means to come home

It's a Pākehā problem

When Andrew Judd, the former New Plymouth mayor, came out on national television as ‘a recovering racist’, he hit a collective raw nerve.

Murray McLaren

From millions to microfinance

Murray McLaren has gone from a banker loaning millions to giving out microfinance loans through The Salvation Army in South Auckland and he couldn’t be happier.

Words to live by: Gratitude

In the first of three reflections, Major Barbara Sampson considers the life-changing, joy-bringing nature of gratitude.

Science vs God

Dr Amir D. Aczel, author of 17 books on mathematics and science, writes for Time magazine on why science does not disprove God.

Mike Bryan in the library of Booth College of Mission

The day I cracked

School teacher Mike Bryan tried to be a Buddhist, Taoist, pagan and Catholic before declaring himself an atheist. So when God met him one day, ‘it was really embarrassing’.

Kate Geddes

Growing fierce warriors

Kate Geddes (23) has a heart for young people and their potential as ‘fierce warriors’ for God’s Kingdom.

Di Willis - Photography: Nick Reed, NZ Herald.

More than able

‘A church that doesn’t have disabled people in it, is a disabled church,’ says Di Willis, director of Elevate Disability Trust. Di describes herself as ‘very ordinary’, but it’s been an extraordinary life—among extraordinary people.

A sharpened resolve

Major Uraia Dravikula is the first Fijian officer to serve for 25 years and says the passion remains for God who saved a young prisoner plagued by violence and drink.

All brothers and sisters

A man imprisoned for his faith is left to die in the snow of Siberia, but is miraculously kept alive. A Christian family escapes after rioters destroy their home … Mike Burrows shares some astounding stories from Christians around the world.

Love Mondays a little more

What is it about a new year, month, week or day that offers a chance for a do-over? How many of us have made well-meaning decisions about changes we wanted to make and these lined up with a ‘new’ moment?

Family conflict at Christmas

The myth of Christmas is cosy, comforting, family togetherness. But those of us who come from actual families, know it’s just that—a myth.

Tell me the real Christmas story

It’s time to get to the heart of the Christmas story—God with us in our broken world.

Lisa and Krissy of the the Senior Friendship Programme

A special connection

For Krissy Lindsay volunteering for The Salvation Army Senior Friendship Programme has been a surprising and special experience.

Bernie and Helen Knowles

Only the name of Jesus

When Bernie Knowles woke up from a coma, he couldn’t remember who he was. The only thing he could remember was a single name. And that name was Jesus.

Christmas shouldn't be a killer

Some people prepare for Christmas months in advance. I tip my hat to these uber-organised souls, but I’m not one of them.

More astonishing than the baby

We had friends join us for dinner the other evening. It had been a while since we’d caught up, and the thing that really struck me about their family was how much their daughter had grown.

Do wise people still seek Jesus?

Open your eyes to your hunger for God. Open your heart and mind to the possibility that God exists.

Selwyn Bracegirdle

Part of a rich heritage

Selwyn Bracegirdle’s work in the Archives and Heritage Centre is bringing our rich history to life.