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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.

Archived Copies

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

Speaking Christian

7 Mar | 2015

I really enjoyed the challenge Vanessa Singh brings to readers in addressing the topic of speaking (or not speaking!) Christianese. It’s a good reminder that a lot of the lingo we use in church circles doesn’t make much sense to those who haven’t grown up with it.

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Bring your children to Jesus

23 Feb | 2015

Jesus had great compassion for parents. One time, a father whose son was being attacked by an evil force came to Jesus, desperate for help. ‘Bring your son to me,’ was Jesus’ simple response.

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Our harmful drinking culture

10 Feb | 2015

As the NZ Drug Foundation reports, the facts about drinking in New Zealand don’t make for easy reading.

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When I grow up...

21 Jan | 2015

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.

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Say yes to Jesus

7 Jan | 2015

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

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Celebrate Jesus

16 Dec | 2014

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

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What do you want me to do?

4 Dec | 2014

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).

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Take the pledge

20 Nov | 2014

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.

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Matters of life and death

4 Nov | 2014

This weekend a 29-year-old American woman called Brittany Maynard plans to die. Brittany has an inoperable brain tumour and lives in a US state that permits assisted suicide. She has decided to die the day after celebrating her husband’s birthday.


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War Cry Editor
Phone: +64 4 802 6269
Email: War Cry Editor