The Bible ‘not on Gen Z’s radar’
Jul10

The Bible ‘not on Gen Z’s radar’

Article by Adrian Blenkinsop. Is the Bible relevant to Australian young people anymore? Gen Z is the generation born since the mid-1990s, often called ‘the Net’ generation. According to social researcher Mark McCrindle, Gen Z is “the most digitally supplied, globally connected, and formally educated generation in history.”  Adrian Blenkinsop, author of ‘The Bible According to Gen Z’ writes about his resource for youth leaders that...

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Sex is more than “skin on skin”
Jul03

Sex is more than “skin on skin”

RISE managing editor Wendy Rush talks to LWC19 keynote speaker Renee Yam. This year’s LifeWell Conference theme is ‘DEEP’ – getting real about the deep issues impacting our churches, communities and individual lives and finding restoration in Jesus’ name. This theme resonates strongly with Christian sexologist and counsellor Renee Yam. “What a great theme! I love talking about the real and deep issues of our lives and sexuality is...

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Jesus versus the Bullies
Jun17

Jesus versus the Bullies

Article by Dr John Dickson.  CHRISTIANS CANNOT POSSIBLY HOPE TO CONVINCE WESTERNERS THAT JESUS CHRIST CAME TO SERVE, SUFFER, AND SAVE THEM, IF THEY ARE THOUGHT OF AS BULLYING, GRUMBLING, AND GRASPING FOR CULTURAL GROUND? UNDERSTANDING JESUS’ CLAIM—AND DENIAL—THAT HE WAS THE MESSIAH CHANGES EVERYTHING. _______________ In the first century, worldwide devotion to a Jewish teacher was not what the Jews hoped for when they looked at their...

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Cultivating kids who love to read
Jun12

Cultivating kids who love to read

Rise editor Wendy Rush talks to Jasmine Berry, creator of a unique initiative that helps parents read to their children. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” said Dr Seuss in I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! Dr Seuss knew that learning to read is the first step in expanding our world and realising our life’s potential.   At the very least it is crucial for us to...

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Inspiring Good Dads to be Great
May29

Inspiring Good Dads to be Great

Author Mal White explains how and why he came to write ‘Good Dads GREAT DADS’. It has been said that only 10% of Australian men have a close relationship with their fathers. Most men would like to think they will enjoy a life-long relationship with their children but the statistics tell a different story. Children are the worst affected when their dads are not actively involved in their children ‘s lives. Many people carry...

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