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.
All of us have times when it seems no matter what we do, bad stuff keeps happening. And the more that happens, the more we can feel worn down. Hopefully, some of the articles in this edition will point you in the right direction to strengthen your resilience.
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.
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.
As the NZ Drug Foundation reports, the facts about drinking in New Zealand don’t make for easy reading.
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.
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
This Christmas, New Zealand churches focus on the bicentennial of the first Christian service held on New Zealand soil.
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).
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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