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War Cry

War Cry is a fortnightly 24-page Christian magazine for Salvation Army readers and all those exploring faith issues.

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In 2014, we started publishing online through ISSUU. Editions are generally published four weeks after cover date.

Called to be me

16 May | 2018

Am I called, I wonder? We tend to use the term (perhaps subconsciously) to separate our secular and sacred lives. We talk about being called to ministry or officership. We may even talk about being called to be a teacher or doctor

For those not celebrating Mother's Day

8 May | 2018

I’m still a complete rookie at this motherhood thing. For many years I doubted I would ever be a mum, so at this time of year, my heart turns to those who are not celebrating Mother’s Day.

Life after Justin Timberlake

22 Apr | 2018

Last edition I wrote about how I once mobbed Justin Timberlake, and have seen him in concert twice. But a couple of years ago, a weird thing happened: JT came to New Zealand and I had no desire to see him

Making babies

7 Apr | 2018

When my extended family get together there is always a level of chaos that the children thrive on—my extrovert little boy loves playing with his eight cousins.

It's just the beginning...

20 Mar | 2018

Our relationship with the man, the God, we call Ihu Karaiti—Jesus Christ—is so thoroughly mysterious we struggle to describe it.

I know everything now, so...

10 Mar | 2018

The other day my five-year-old son made an important announcement: ‘I know everything now, so I can stop going to school.’

Meeting Mark

27 Feb | 2018

One of the real joys of being part of the Salvation Army’s mission is getting to know and communing with people that I should—by rights—have nothing in common with. When someone sits down with me and entrusts me with their story, it truly is an honour. It is humbling.

True romance

10 Feb | 2018

A first wedding anniversary is traditionally called a ‘paper’ anniversary. Paper is vulnerable. It is easily crushed and torn—and that is what the opening stanzas of marriage are like, as a couple make their first tentative attempts at creating the poetry of life together.

The startling truth of the Treaty

27 Jan | 2018

It’s a special time of year, with its long days and extra sprinkling of public holidays. But Waitangi Day seems even more special than the others...


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War Cry Editor
Phone: +64 4 802 6269
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