Category: Entertainment & Leisure

September 1, 2021
Want to work four days a week?

How do we get the balance right between work and rest. See what this recent study has to say about rest and productivity.

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July 28, 2021
A Letter to the Mourning

With the Olympics on we are reminded how we love a winner; but there is only one per event. What about all the other competitors?! The Olympics emphasis on the best performance means that what's more common than the joy of victory is 'disappointment'; and 'unmet hopes and expectations'. This brief article highlights the alternative way to define […]

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July 28, 2021
The Olympic Games: Good but not God

Stephen Liggins explores how we view sport and more specifically the Olympics. Is it a religion? Does it and should it define who we are? A helpful article to help put sport and the Olympics in perspective. It finishes with some suggestions of what to do as we watch the Olympics. "I am one of […]

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May 10, 2021
Looking 'at' our Lenses: Consumerism

We see our world through different lenses, often forgetting how they shape our view of the world. Scott challenges the western thought that consumerism will bring us happiness and suggests that Jesus has a different answer to happiness. "Have you ever noticed that if you wear sunglasses long enough you forget you have them on, […]

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May 10, 2021
Life and Faith: Easter, Work and Rest

Easter, work and rest are on topic of discussion for Simon Smart and Justine Toh from the Centre for Public Christianity. As a ‘total work’ culture aching for the 4 days off for Easter, how does recharging contrast with resting. An intriguing conversation about our work culture and need to rest and how that connects […]

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December 23, 2020
Book Review: The Zookeeper's Wife

Diane Ackerman Book Review by Craig Broman What is the book about? The story is set in Poland in the lead up to the second world war. It tracks the growing threat of Nazism and eventual invasion through the eyes of the wife of the keeper of Warsaw’s Zoo. As the German army carries off […]

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December 23, 2020
Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Gail Honeyman Book Review by Susan Harris What is the book about? This book is about a lonely but intelligent young woman, Eleanor, who is learning to navigate life at home and at work. She loves a regimented daily timetable that draws the reader to enter into her world. As the story unfolds, Eleanor shares […]

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December 23, 2020
Book Review: Stay Salt

The World Has Changed: Our Message Must Not Rebecca Manley Pippert Book Review by Bec Giuliani What is the book about? The Author, Manley Pippert, talks about the recent collapse of absolute truth and the shift from objective authority to personal preference in western culture. She then contrasts this picture with the longing for identity, […]

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December 23, 2020
Book Review: Metanoia: A memoir of a body, born again

Anna McGahan Book review by Simon Hill What is the book about? This book tells Anna’s story, an aspiring actor who is successful at many things but at the same time unsuccessful at others, and rather insecure—all the way to meeting God in Jesus. The story is told in sections, which aptly give us the […]

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