War Cry is a fortnightly 24-page Christian magazine for Salvation Army readers and all those exploring faith issues.
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Pentecost Sunday celebrates the birth of the Christian Church, when the power of the Holy Spirit came on the first Christian believers. This year, Pentecost falls on 27 May.
Sometimes in life we need to find a ‘new picture’—a new way of seeing the world in which we live. Carla Lindsey hints at this when she says the picture she had in her mind of her future family life drastically changed when her son was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
Ask anyone who’s been in The Salvation Army for more than a few years about the Red Shield Appeal, and they can likely tell you a few stories.
Happy Easter! That’s a greeting you’ll hear a lot this time of year. And Easter is a happy occasion; a time when we celebrate the power to break with sin and live under God’s direction and rule.
'Our finest moments of worship are done in the private place,' says songwriter and worship leader Darlene Zschech.
Since the late 1960s, it has been increasingly popular in literary criticism to speak of ‘the death of the author’. But sometimes the reader needs to get reaquainted with a book's writer.
In Orbiting the Giant Hairball, writer and artist Gordon MacKenzie describes his frequent visit to kindergartens and schools. He often got started by asking the children, ‘How many of you are artists?’ When his audience was very young, every hand in the room immediately shot up. But by their middle years at school, only a few students raised their hands.
I recently tuned in to a TV talk show about two young women who had been abandoned at birth. One had been left in a paper bag, discovered in an alleyway by two teenagers. A neighbour said it was a miracle the baby had been found and saved.
This issue carries an extended report on December 2011’s commissioning of the New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga Territory’s newest Salvation Army officers (ministers). Their enthusiasm and excitement was a wonderful tonic at the end of a busy year.
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