Be Selfish, Lose Control, Own your Church
Nov14

Be Selfish, Lose Control, Own your Church

Article by Kristen Johnston with Scott Berry. As a fourth year university student and someone who had recently become unemployed, I  almost felt safe; assuming that I was able to exclude myself from any discussion around giving money. Having said that, it would be foolish for me to think that when Jesus challenges His followers about their finances, He is just talking about finances. Like every one of Jesus’ commands, He not only...

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Suing the Devil
Oct31

Suing the Devil

Wendy Rush spoke with South Australian producer David Turrell about his movie which is being referred to as the best Christian film since ‘The Passion of the Christ’.  When he read the script for ‘Suing the Devil’ Malcolm McDowell said “this is the best script I have read in 30 years and I want the part of Satan in the film”. When the movie opened in select cinemas in the USA in 2011 it had the second-highest grossing average of any...

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Heart on Sleeve and Guitar in Hand
Oct17

Heart on Sleeve and Guitar in Hand

Wendy Rush talks to Leigh Cunningham about the band’s journey, and the passion and power of making music. Their latest album is titled ‘Don’t Look Back’, but Leigh Cunningham is happy to take time out to reflect on The Leigh Cunningham Band’s journey so far. Leigh was given his first guitar by a youth leader when he was about 14 years old, after commenting that it was something he ‘might be interested in’.  As a teenager he found...

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Making Choices: learning how to engage the heart and the head
Oct03

Making Choices: learning how to engage the heart and the head

Article by Janette Warwick. There are many times during the course of a day when we have to stand at the crossroads and make a decision about something.  Put simply, we have to decide whether we will say yes or no to the choices put before us. What are some of these choices?  On the home front, perhaps your spouse has asked you to do a particular task.  Will you do it?  Will you do it lovingly or grudgingly?  Will you do it now or in...

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It Starts With Me
Sep23

It Starts With Me

Article supplied. There are more slaves on earth today than at any other time in history. ‘Slave’ is a word that sounds so ancient… so distant. It evokes images of bare-backed men working in fields under the watchful gaze of slave masters and women cooking and cleaning for wealthy families in far off lands. But today, slavery is much closer to home. While the majority of slavery in our world today revolves around labour exploitation,...

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Girls Mag Watch: stereotyped and limiting messages for girls
Sep19

Girls Mag Watch: stereotyped and limiting messages for girls

Article by Melinda Tankard Reist. This article is just a small extract from the second of Melinda Tankard Reist’s reviews of  magazines for girls and young women, published by  Generation Next.   For many girls, the magazines they read are their lifestyle bibles. How should they look, dress, act and relate? What’s important in life? Who should they look up to? My analysis of the November issues of Girlfriend, Dolly, Girlpower, Disney...

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