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A Christian Perspective on the World Today
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.

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Episode 108 - How to grow hope

"To be born into the twenty-first century is to be born into an era of hopelessness," says media and cultural critic Mark Hadley, citing evidence ...

Parkinson’s disease: from the gut to the brain

Infrared light may improve the gut’s microbiome.

A tobacco-free future?

In 2011, the Aotearoa New Zealand government announced the nation would be smoke-free by 2025. So, are Kiwis quitting? Will NZ meet its ambitious goal?

Are we making bullying worse?

Attempts to stamp out bullying seem to have been ineffectual. Maybe it’s time we reconsidered an ancient strategy: the Golden Rule.
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 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.

How to grow hope

To be born into the twenty-­first century is to be born into an era of hopelessness. Is there a way out?
Top tips that will have your heart thanking you

Recipe: rustic vegetable tartlets

Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 40 mins Serves: 6 Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 600g sweet potato, cubed 1 medium beetroot, cubed 1/2 bulb garlic ...

Snacking: The modern habit that could be putting your health and...

Heading for the pantry? You might want to wait a moment...
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?
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.

Not a perfect story

Anna McGahan’s Metanoia is an unflinchingly honest memoir of her journey in the arts, femininity and transforming faith.