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A Christian Perspective on the World Today

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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.

Stewards of the Upper House

What drives a Christian to become involved in politics? Three stories; three different journeys of how faith is expressed in public service.

Ken Duncan’s bigger picture

Photographer Ken Duncan came to the world’s attention with his spectacular panoramic landscape images. But these days, he’s encouraging people to take a wider view.

Footsteps of a murderer: lessons from the Port Arthur massacre

What brings a person to use a gun to take the lives of many?

Pestilence

Superbugs, viral outbreaks, the steady encroachment of malarial mosquitoes. Is there any hope?

All juiced up

Go harder. That’s what gym rats tell themselves before their final rep. But steroid abuse? Really?

Who is my neighbour?

Fear and prejudice are defeated when strangers become friends.

Population panic

Is the fear matched by the facts?

Saying “I do”

A lot of couples are eloping these days. Is it because they don't value marriage, or because they do?

How to fight on Facebook . . . and win

The internet can be a cesspool for strong opinions and aggressive arguments. How can you have a respectful discussion with someone on social media?

The challenge of voluntourism

How to help, rather than hinder, on your next overseas trip