Fearless evangelisim in a post-Christian world

Article supplied. Australia has a distinctly Christian heritage, but today, mention Jesus in a Queensland school and you could find yourself in hot water. The latest Census data shows a steady decline in the number of people professing a Christian faith and in an increasingly pluralistic society, it’s no wonder Christians are fearful about fulfilling the Great Commission. Helen Devenish is a Street Evangelist in Hobart, reaching...

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Deep Leadership
Aug13

Deep Leadership

Article by Dr Nick Hawkes. Multi-award winning author Nick Hawkes introduces his latest book ‘Deep Leadership’, available through CBMC International (SA). A survey by Deloittes of 3,300 organisations from 106 countries has identified “leadership” to be the most pressing issue of our time. Global companies have rated it as their number one concern for three years in a row. It seems that little progress is being made in what...

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A Renewed Humanity, Renewing the World
Jul16

A Renewed Humanity, Renewing the World

Article by Joanna Hubbard. What does a renewed humanity or world look like? One of the beautiful images of renewal I see in scripture is in Psalm 85 “Heaven and earth coming together in a rich and fruitful embrace: grace and truth will meet at last, justice and peace will kiss each other; truth will spring up from the earth, and justice look down from heaven.” Here we see creation and created renewed and thriving and good.  It speaks...

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Cross-cultural friendship sparks new hope
Jun28

Cross-cultural friendship sparks new hope

The visas and tickets to Australia had arrived. Years before, Alireza and Shannaz had lost their family, their friends, their country and their much-loved careers when they were forced to flee Iran. Since then, they had been living in an unstable limbo in Turkey. But now they held the tickets to a new life in their hands. “Ah!” cried Ali. “It is finished!” But of course it wasn’t. For the third time they had to learn a new language....

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He’s being your Mum
May20

He’s being your Mum

By Deborah Robertson. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. (Matthew 5:4) I can’t remember exactly where I was last week when I realised that “that” feeling had gone.  “That” feeling would overwhelm me especially when I was having a wonderful time with my son.  “That” feeling was profound sorrow.  I think we were at the kitchen table… It was at the same kitchen table about eight years before that I couldn’t take it...

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Can you see eternity?
Apr04

Can you see eternity?

By Wendy Rush. I saw eternity and you weren’t there and I wept I couldn’t bear the thought of living my forever without you Your smile, your laughter, your joy Would have been my joy always.   I saw your life, your struggles, your heartache And I longed to reach out, to hold you and ease your pain To heal your broken heart And put your life back together.   I saw what could be your future A life of purpose, of indescribable...

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