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A Christian Perspective on the World Today
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As the balmy Australian summer took a chilly turn, I found myself sitting one day in a pub in Jindabyne, New South Wales with...
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The First Christmas Gift-Giver

In writing this article, I asked a handful of people what the worst thing they had ever received for Christmas was. The answers I...
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More than a building: how a flat battery got me back...

A chance encounter with a kind man brought Justin Bone back to church . . . and to God. But what is the church really? And what should our expectations of church be?
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What COVID has taught us about sharing our emotions—and why now’s...

Although they were only two-and-a-half years ago, the first months of the COVID pandemic and ensuing lockdowns seem like a distant past. We have – perhaps intentionally...
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There is no time like the end of the year that stirs our interest in self-improvement. Many of us are thinking of the new beginnings, lofty goals and big dreams we want to chase after, optimistic that the next year will be different to the last. Yet there is...
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Solving the World Cup Puzzle

Not sure how to feel about this year’s football World Cup? Here is some information that can help you decide.
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The mistakes parents make with their own parents

I just got back from the funeral of a fifty-four-year-old mother who left behind a grieving teenager. His father told how the boy wanted...
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A treacherous day of body boarding taught me an important life lesson. The only way to save yourself is to realise that you can’t save yourself.
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Learning the language of faith

Learning a new language is hard work, but did you know that there’s a Helper available to you to learn the language of faith?
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Forgiving a Nazi

Would you be able to forgive someone who caused immeasurable suffering not only to you but also your family?
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There is no time like the end of the year that stirs our interest in self-improvement. Many of us are thinking of the new beginnings, lofty goals and big dreams we want to chase after, optimistic that the next year will be different to the last. Yet there is...
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Staying healthy through the festive season

Have you ever had to secretly undo your buttons after a meal? Perhaps the food looked too appetising to resist and you found yourself...
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How disposable are you?

How much is a human life worth, really?
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Can science explain everything?

Is it possible for a science book to comfortably sit on the shelves of both someone who believe in God and someone who doesn't? Adrian Petre thinks so.
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The migration of trust in the digital age

Trust is the main currency of the age in which we live, and people seem to be changing the directions they invest in faster than in the past. How is our life of faith influenced by how we relate generally to trust?
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George Washington Carver, also known as the man who found over 300 uses for the peanut, discovered his life's purpose in the dirt.
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Hope and courage in Middle-Earth

In a world of darkness, heroism often comes from the strangest places. JRR Tolkien infused his everyday heroes with faith, hope and determination in the face of insurmountable odds.
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Why would you go to Burning Man?

More than 78,000 people travel to the Nevada desert each year to party and erect large statues—eventually setting them on fire. What inspires this bizarre practice?