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.
Graham Bidois Cameron tells the story of Māori leader Ruatara’s role as the bridge over which the Christian gospel came to New Zealand.
Salvation Army music lured Wi Pirihi through The Salvation Army’s door. It was the best change of direction he’s ever made.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Christmas for thousands of families is made less stressful and more joyful thanks largely to the generosity of other New Zealanders.
The first of two films based on the novel Mockingjay, the final book in The Hunger Games trilogy.
A think piece on family violence in New Zealand, by Chris Frazer.
According to Scriptures, the ‘rod’ is not for punishing, but for comforting and guiding. Ingrid Barratt examines a biblical view of authority, and finds that God sides with the powerless.
When you talk about social justice, how often do you think about the injustices faced by your fellow Christians around the world?
Terry Murray loves giving back to the community as a Family Store manager.
In 2008, Lesley Elliott lived every parent’s nightmare when her daughter, Sophie, was murdered by an ex-boyfriend. This year, Lesley won the Women of Influence Awards, for her campaign to educate young people about the signs of partner abuse.
Every person who doesn’t resort to violence in their home is making a difference to the future of people’s lives. Every person who encourages someone to seek help is making a difference
The couple on the front cover of this edition is Colonels Barbara and Willis Howell, who arrived in New Zealand from the USA a few months ago. Both are passionate about the White Ribbon campaign, which culminates with White Ribbon Day on 25th November.
Salvation Army partners took to the streets on 10 October - World Homeless Day - sleeping rough to raise money for the homeless.
Christopher Nolan’s new sci-fi epic is a mind bending journey through time, space and emotion.