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Robert Adams and family

Living the dream

Becoming a Salvation Army officer (minister) was a dream Robert Adams thought had gone, until God stepped in.

Lt Shaun Baker taking a bungee jump in Queenstown

The leap of faith

On Saturday the 12th of May last year, I woke up and said to myself, ‘Today is the day!’ I caught the AJ Hackett Bungy shuttle with a group of other would-be adrenalin junkies to the Nevis bungy....

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When I grow up...

When I was at primary school, I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. When I was at high school, I wanted to be a teacher and even a dental nurse. I sort of stumbled into working in the IT industry. It was fun, but wasn’t what I wanted to do with my life.

The O2 Arena in London

Excitement Grows Ahead of Boundless Congress

New Zealander Cameron Millar is one of just eight young people chosen to help get everything ready for The Salvation Army’s 150th birthday celebrations.

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The Bible, church and culture

An occasional article from The Salvation Army’s Moral and Social Issues Council.

Robert Buckland ironman athlete

Running a good race

When Robert Buckland began training for Ironman triathlons, he had no idea that he would begin a journey to faith and The Salvation Army.

sausages on a bbq

BBQ Dos and don'ts

If you want to make your barbeque a little bit spesh, here are tips for holding a great summer party:

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Film Review - Exodus: Gods and Kings

Gladiator director Ridley Scott brings us the latest in a series of biblically inspired films, with Christian Bale starring as Moses.

Sheryn Adamson

Style council

Whether you know it or not, you have style, says image consultant Sheryn Adamson. The clothes we wear are a mirror to our soul, and Sheryn’s role is to bring out the beauty within and without.

a woman under an umbrella on the beach

Turning holidays into holy days

Wendy Sanson on why holidays are an invitation toward holy days.

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Say yes to Jesus

Each new year offers so much potential and promise, but for some of us, there may already be anxiety and worry about the days to come. If that’s the case for you, I encourage you to look to God

Graham Burt inside the Temple of Luxor

Long Story Short

A trio of passionate Kiwis—a shy evangelist, a passionate theologian and an entrepreneurial wordsmith—is retelling the story of the Bible for modern audiences.

Rangihoua Pa in Bay of Islands

Ruatara's Mission

Graham Bidois Cameron tells the story of Māori leader Ruatara’s role as the bridge over which the Christian gospel came to New Zealand.

Wi Pirihi

Changed by God's love

Salvation Army music lured Wi Pirihi through The Salvation Army’s door. It was the best change of direction he’s ever made.

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Celebrate Jesus

This Christmas, New Zealand churches focus on the bicentennial of the first Christian service held on New Zealand soil.

The peace of Christmas

One hundred years ago, on 24 December 1914, the Great War had already claimed a million lives. But on that Christmas Eve, gunfire fell silent on both sides of the trenches.

Margaret Ousey

One challenge at a time

When Margaret Ousey answered a call to officership as a teenager, she had no idea of the adventures in store for her over the next 45 years.

Ivan and Glenda Bezzant

Invading the impossible

After 33 years as Salvation Army officers (ministers) and nine appointments, Majors Glenda and Ivan Bezzant have been through most things the job can throw at them. They say seeing God’s kingdom growing and lives changed is an amazing privilege.

A lot like Christ

The closest thing I’ve ever had to a ‘calling’ in my life was when, as a fledgling journalist, I realised I didn’t believe in a lot of what I wrote.

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What do you want me to do?

These words from the Old Testament book of Proverbs caught my eye: How long will you lie there doing nothing at all? When are you going to get up and stop sleeping? Sleep a little. Doze a little. Fold your hands and twiddle your thumbs. Suddenly, everything is gone, as though it had been taken by an armed robber (6:9-11, CEV).