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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.

In 2014, we started publishing recent editons online, generally four weeks after their cover dates.  

War Cry 7 April 2012

A new heart at Easter

4 Apr | 2012

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.

Cover of 24 March 2012 War Cry edition

The Sacred Ground of Worship

23 Mar | 2012

'Our finest moments of worship are done in the private place,' says songwriter and worship leader Darlene Zschech.

25 Feb 2012 War Cry

Get to Know the Author

10 Mar | 2012

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.

25 Feb 2012 War Cry

Amplify Creative Arts Camp

24 Feb | 2012

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.

Fostering love: 74 babies and counting

10 Feb | 2012

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.

28 January 2012 issue of War Cry magazine

New Reinforcements Join Officer Ranks

27 Jan | 2012

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.

14 January 2012 issue of War Cry magazine

New Year Revolution: Advice for a Healthy Lifestyle

13 Jan | 2012

This War Cry offers advice from a Wellington GP, Dr Alana Wilson, for those of us wanting to tackle health and wellbeing issues this year. I like Alana’s advice to start small. The odd step backwards is to be expected, she says. ‘Just give it another go, do it another way—no one’s perfect, so don’t expect to get it right straight away.’

17 December issue of War Cry

Where's Jesus?

17 Dec | 2011

At the end of another year, I wish all our readers a very happy and meaningful Christmas from the team here at War Cry. We pray you’ll enjoy relaxation and refreshment with family and friends over the holiday season.

It's time! Call goes out for Māori Leaders

It's time! Call goes out for Māori Leaders

3 Dec | 2011

This week I’ve been thinking about the ‘no man is an island’ idea first floated by English poet John Donne. It gets across the idea that we’re part of something bigger—we don’t thrive when we’re cut off from others, and others are impoverished when we don’t take steps to include them.


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