War Cry is a fortnightly 24-page Christian magazine for Salvation Army readers and all those exploring faith issues.
In 2014, we started publishing online through ISSUU. Editions are generally published four weeks after cover date.
In our last War Cry we noted the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. In this edition, we return for a longer look.
The books of the Bible are divided into chapters and verses, making the Bible easier to navigate. Chapters were added in the 13th century, and verses in the 16th century.
Our current Salvation Army Mission Plan is called ‘The Army that Brings Life’. That’s the meaning of ‘The Salvation Army’ when translated into Māori as ‘Te Ope Whakaora’.
For this Easter edition, I wanted my editorial to ponder the question: Why did Jesus come into our world?
We cover some serious issues in War Cry, but few stories have been as confronting as the story of Wellington police officer Jamie Bradley, diagnosed in December with a brain tumour.
I can relate to Andrew Judd’s story of being a ‘recovering racist’. I’m about the same age as Andrew and grew up in a New Zealand where assimilation was the goal, which meant Māori largely becoming like ‘New Zealanders’ (aka like their Pākehā colonisers).
Essayist Waldo Emerson is quoted as saying, Your actions speak so loudly, I cannot hear what you are saying. A reminder actions speak louder than words.
I have the greatest admiration for those who get creative about bringing others to Jesus. Even more, for those who do it by removing the obstacles that might stand in the way of such an encounter.
The Salvation Army has just launched a year-long ‘The Whole World Mobilising’ campaign, calling Salvationists around the world to better connect with their communities.
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