Desire, romance and the mind of God
Dec26

Desire, romance and the mind of God

By Patricia Weerakoon, medical doctor and sexologist, author and speaker. It is hard to think of two topics that are further apart than sex and God. Sex is about hot passion and mind-blowing orgasms. Surely all God has to say about it is “don’t do it”? We will explore sexological research, on sexual desire; romantic love or limerance; and attachment of couple bonding. Second, we will take a critical look the role sex plays in today’s...

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Coffee with Heart
Dec19

Coffee with Heart

Nabi Saleh spoke to RISE Magazine about Gloria Jean’s success and reveals how God is transforming the vision into a reality far greater than he ever imagined.  Article by Wendy Rush. In 1995 Nabi Saleh had a dream.  The dream was to establish 25 Gloria Jean’s Coffee outlets in Australia within ten years.  Within ten years  more than 400 stores had been opened across the country.  Gloria Jean’s is now in more than 50 nations.  It is...

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Poverty-fighting greeting cards
Dec12

Poverty-fighting greeting cards

Article supplied. What if someone told you that buying one card could change the world? That’s crazy, right? You can’t just buy one greeting card and change the world. Changing the world for the better is a monumental task that would require billions of people, hours and dollars—certainly a lot more than just one card purchase. But what if seven billion people bought just one card? Around the world every year, seven billion greeting...

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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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