God cares for the animals
Feb20

God cares for the animals

Article by Deborah Robertson. My son and I have recently moved back to our old street in inner-city West Footscray, Melbourne.  We had moved out to Werribee for four years to be nearer to my son’s school but we missed what, we eventually realised, was home.  In our first year in Werribee, we had acquired a 7 kg, 8-year-old ginger cat called Catsman.  My son had been yearning for a cat for years and I reluctantly caved in and bought...

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Live free and change the world
Feb13

Live free and change the world

Article by Wendy Rush. RISE managing editor Wendy Rush talks to Shane Willard about how we can live a life of freedom by taking possession of, and using, what we already have.  And how embracing the cross as a symbol of forgiveness and confrontation can help us change the world.  When we think of freedom, most of us think of being free from debt, or the burden of having to turn up to a job we don’t particularly like, or letting go of...

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Answers, Questions and Rampaging Elephants
Feb07

Answers, Questions and Rampaging Elephants

Article by Cameron Semmens. Sure, Jesus is The Answer – but I just asked if there was any Vegemite! We all know that Jesus is The Answer. But now we’ve left the safety of Sunday School, many of us have found ourselves asking questions about life and faith that are a bit more complex than they used to be. It can make us wonder, if Jesus is the answer – then am I asking the wrong questions? Yet right or wrong, the questions keep...

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Reputation is built on behaviour, not image
Feb03

Reputation is built on behaviour, not image

Article by Karl Faase, CEO, Olive Tree Media. Shauna Neiquist, writing in the online magazine, “Revenant” has written an article about the less than accurate way we represent ourselves in online social media forums like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Neiquist writes… “The danger of the internet is that it’s very very easy to tell partial truths—to show the fabulous meal but not the mess to clean up afterward. To display the...

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Getting Started
Jan31

Getting Started

Article by Carey Hauri. Do you have trouble crossing the starting line, let alone reaching the finish line? Life coach Carey Hauri gives us some tips on how to get on track and stay motivated. How often have we said, “I need to lose some weight and get fitter”, “I really want to start saving more” or “It would be great to start the day with a quiet time with God”?  While we often have great intentions, getting started and taking...

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Catching a New Wave
Jan27

Catching a New Wave

Article by Wendy Rush. Luke Drummond’s life took a U-turn as a result of a serious wake-boarding accident. He talks to RISE about how the experience led him to set up a surf school and drop in centre in the heart of Adelaide. Growing up in a Christian family, Luke Drummond made a decision to follow Jesus Christ at about the age of seven, but by 16 he had stopped going to church altogether.  Like many teenagers who grew up in the...

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