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A Christian Perspective on the World Today

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5 Reasons the world needs a wake-up on religious persecution

In various parts of the globe, believers face the daily threat of death. Here are some of the conflicts that don’t always make the news.

Cold concrete

Sleeping on the streets gave me a tiny insight into the soul-destroying reality of homelessness.

Brave enough to listen

Yes, it’s uncomfortable to think about domestic violence, let alone confront it. But the alternative is unthinkable.

Treacherous waters

Yes, Year 12 is hard—for students and parents. But thousands survive, and even thrive, each and every year.

Bear Grylls: His riskiest adventure yet

The man who climbed Everest at 23 is now ready to take on a new challenge: being a little more public about his faith and writing a book about God.

How to remember them

The last World War I veteran passed away in 2012. With no living connections to that war, 101 years later, how can we still honour those who served and died?

Sweet

Pleasure, chocolate and the digital age. Is Western culture hurtling towards a sexual apocalypse?

The debt crisis

Critics say our financial system is broken, but perhaps this is a symptom of how each of us uses money and hints at a much deeper need for healing.

The illusion of connection

Loneliness (n): a feeling of sadness because one has no friends or company. But you are not alone.

The do’s and don’ts of workplace romance

Since so many relationships begin at work, what can we do to keep them as safe and respectful as possible?

The day the music died

Fifty years ago this month, at Woodstock and other counter-cultural rock festivals, the world was promised a revolution of love and peace. But that’s not how it worked out.

Will you be my neighbour?

Struggling to understand the refugee experience? You may catch a glimpse if you move to a new country for work or family reasons.