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A Christian Perspective on the World Today
“No-one can serve two masters,” Jesus said. One man’s life vividly illustrates the battle raging between the forces of good and evil that are each seeking our allegiance.

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Episode 110 - Finding the right fit

Maybe you don't actually 'hate' exercise. Maybe you just haven't found the right fitness strategy for you. Image: Unsplash_Gustavo Torres

Civil disobedience: breaking the law for the sake of the poor

What would you be prepared to do for your principles?

Armageddon looming

It’s a word thrown around to refer to a cataclysmic war—perhaps the war that ends life as we know it. But what is the original biblical meaning of Armageddon?

I joined a gym—and never looked back

I thought I was done with exercise . . . until I discovered High Intensity Interval Training.
Couples are waiting until later to have children and are having smaller families than ever. Yes, there are good reasons for these decisions, but what are we losing in the process?

Your ally against debt and poverty: the Church

So many families are struggling financially, drowning in debt with no rescue in sight. Could the solution be as close as the church down the street?

Setting captives free

More than 40 million women, children and men are in slavery today. One man tells the story of how God “nudged” him to take up the fight against injustice.
Sometimes it seems like there are a hundred voices shouting to get our attention—from both the outside and within us. How do we learn to identify the voice of God amid the clamour?

The love of family

Sometimes it takes hard times for us to realise just how vital our families are.

The law of love and freedom

Let’s face it, we’re basically selfish. But God offers a new way to be, and a better way to live.
Dads, mums and kids—we all need a clear understanding of what our lives and decisions are based on. What are the values at the foundation of your worldview and your parenting?

Take it outside: 10 great reasons to exercise outdoors

Fresh air, sunshine, trees—what’s not to like about getting fit surrounded by God’s green earth?

Eating healthier for anxiety and depression

New research is showing that our mental health can be strongly influenced by the quality of our diet.
Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds. But the thorny problem of ethics remains: if humans can’t even get it right, how are we expected to teach a computer the difference between right and wrong?

Remembering the Earth landing

Reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, Bruce Manners observes that in the big picture—of the universe—Earth is insignificant. But not to God.

How old is life? The biological evidence

Mainstream science is clear: the miracle of life took billions of years to evolve. But what if the data suggest something else altogether?
While Christos Tsiolkas’ Damascus molests the New Testament in multiple ways, we’re also confronted with some vital truths.

Investing in nonviolence

Amid war-torn Afghanistan, an Australian writer discovers a dedicated group of young people who want to fight back . . . with peace.

The long, harrowing, bloody history of persecution of Christians

A new book chronicles two millennia of hostility towards Christianity.