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A Christian Perspective on the World Today

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Secrecy, shame and integrity: The struggle of being a celebrity

The recent death of television presenter Kylie Jay has highlighted once more that even celebrities are not immune from hidden health struggles. So why is it something we find so difficult to discuss?
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Furious Franchise, Fantasy Masculinity

Amongst the grunting of engines and squeal of tyres, Fast and Furious is the seventh-highest grossing film franchise ever. It’s what’s under the hood that counts though, and there are questions about how the films have influenced a generation of men.
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How do I know who my true self is?

Academy Award Best Picture winner Nomadland is a poem; following a rhythm ever more strange to the lives that we—those who have climbed onto the carousel of adult life and have discovered that we are no longer free to get off—are so used to.
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The Oscars and the ultimate prize

The 2021 Oscars brought more diversity than ever before, but also record-low television ratings. Is winning an Oscar as significant as it used to be?
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The unspoken epidemic

Film review: The Girl on the Bridge.
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The Good Place: great questions, medium answers

The popular NBC comedy series, The Good Place, tackles the big questions—ethics, philosophy and destiny. But, chuckles aside, how accurate was its depiction of the afterlife? Warning: Spoilers ahead.
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Androids love their children too

The Binge series Raised By Wolves forces us to ask hard questions about our prejudices, the way we so easily take up the sword in polarised debates and how we can see the good in our enemies.
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Coronavirus, God and the problem of pain

Considering Oxford mathematician and philosopher John Lennox’s new book, Where is God in a Coronavirus World?
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31 Days of Christmas

Nathan Brown’s Advent accompanies the reader on an unexpectedly deep yet accessible journey into the Christmas story.
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The Café church

The buzz of a coffee machine, the chopping of vegies and open conversations about life’s struggles. It’s not church as you know it, but it reaches the neediest people in society.
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Chasing success

From frustration and emptiness to peace, love and hope.
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Wonder women of the Bible

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