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A Christian Perspective on the World Today
Strong female characters are making an impact in Hollywood cinema. But this isn’t the first time in history to feature game-changing women.

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Episode 120 - Prepare to launch

Previous generations had their life course mapped out for them: if you were a woman it was marriage and motherhood; if you were a man ...

How launching my personal brand reshaped my identity

Should I narrow my talents down to a sharp focus or explore them to the limit?

The great supermarket stampede

Did you hoard toilet paper during the Covid-19 crisis? That wasn’t the best idea—even the Bible says so.
In this age of #BlackLivesMatter, are we ready to confront the horrifying racism at the foundations of our Western secular culture?

After the war is over. . .

The year 2020 will long be remembered as the year of the Covid-19 pandemic. How has it changed our lives? And what have we learned about ourselves?

Vaping: New war, same enemy

How the tobacco industry is making a comeback.
How much time would you need to decide whether God’s dealings with humanity have been fair or not? Would 1000 years be enough?

In the beginning. . .

Our contemporary culture’s fascination with origin stories is an impulse as old as human history. How does accepting the veracity of a particular origin story affect our sense of meaning? Our sense of self?

Don’t panic: nothing to see here!

Planet Earth seems wracked by a series of disasters that are increasing in frequency and intensity. Are these the signs of the end of the world that Jesus predicted? And if yes, what are we supposed to do about it?
He was cold, I was clingy; we were fighting and becoming more distant. Something had to change.

How to judge others. . . fairly

Whether obviously or subtly, we all judge other people. If we can’t stop judging, can we at least learn to do it in a way that’s more caring, truthful and respectful?

Recipe: Cajun Carrot Mash

Prep time: 10 mins Cooking time: 20 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients 1kg carrots, peeled and evenly chopped 1 tbs olive oil 1/4 tsp cajun spice 1/4 tsp salt Method Place chopped carrots in...
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.

All praise to the King

Elvis Presley’s music lives on and tribute performer Gavin Chatelier is determined that the world not forget the superstar’s gospel tunes or his personal faith.

Investing in nonviolence

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