Category: Entertainment & Leisure

February 26, 2024
Digital Kids

This informative article discusses the very relevant topic of children and screen time. The author provides helpful background information, and offers strategies to mitigate the more serious impacts of excessive use of digital media by young people. "While excessive screen time can have negative effects on the development and well-being of children and teens, there […]

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January 15, 2024
Review: All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See was the latest offering on Netflix at Christmas, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Anthony Doerr. Christmas, even in a hemisphere of long summer evenings of daylight savings, is all about light. Light is magical against the darkness - we drive around suburbs spotting the houses with the […]

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December 6, 2023
Food That Takes Me Home Videos

Food goes beyond mere physical nourishment; it invokes memories and emotions of childhood, home and meaningful moments. Could the act of eating offer glimpses of nourishment for the soul? Watch two local chefs as they cook their favourite recipes.

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October 21, 2023
Me and My Coffee

The challenge of technology and individualism In this excerpt from the Two Ways News, Tony Payne and Philip Jensen discuss individualism and the Christian idea of fellowship. Podcast excerpt: "TP: Phillip, I want to talk about the fact that the other day you accused me of being a coffee snob. PJ: Which you are. TP: Well, of course. […]

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October 4, 2023
Feasting & Judgementalism

Simon Smart and Justine Toh discuss how eating can tell us much about what it means to be human, it reveals something about our innermost desires. Followed by a conversation around why being judgemental is an unattractive attitude. Source: https://www.publicchristianity.org/feasting-judgementalism/ Photo by Priscilla Du Preez 🇨🇦 on Unsplash

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August 28, 2023
BARBIE REACTION: Smash the Patriarchy - Smash the Dolls? II 3-Way Cut with Emma Scrivener II SLP 469

A Speak Life Podcast with further views on the bestseller movie... "Emma Scrivener, Glen Scrivener and Nate Morgan Locke discuss Barbie; the doll, the brand new movie, feminism, Marry Harrington, men and women, motherhood and more." https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-speak-life-podcast/id626198781?i=1000622658277 Image : Photo by Sincerely Media on Unsplash

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August 28, 2023
Neither Barbie Nor Ken - A Barbie Movie Review

The Barbie movie is generating some interesting conversations since its release a few weeks ago. Amy Peeler reviews issues the film raises and suggests that good discussions can ensue, pointing to the biblical purpose for women and men that affirms both genders. "Moviegoers might have been driven to Barbie by nostalgia, or controversy, or simply […]

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May 17, 2023
Cultivating Good Conversations about Screen Issues

Personal technology is something that most parents did not have when they were children and it can be difficult to navigate. Dr Jenny Brown highlights how personal connection is more effective than any protective app.

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January 10, 2023
Marking Time

Time is something we all would like more of. As the new year begins, and many make resolutions this pressure can seem even more exaggerated. Scientists and philosophers have provided us different views of what even constitutes time, and the Bible has some comments to make as well. In this short read, Barney has a few quips to get us thinking about our time.

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January 4, 2023
Rest Revisited: Jesus and Rest-Ep 3

Simon talks through the surprising differences in the rest that Jesus offers.

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December 19, 2022
Rest Revisited: Prayer and Rest - Ep 2

Cheryl explains how camping and prayer contribute to her practice of rest.

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December 13, 2022
Rest Revisited- The Future of Rest

A conversation with Craig on his wiring for rest, his personal practices of rest, and considering the Christian perspective on the future of rest.

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