Category: Relationships

September 29, 2022
THE PROBLEM OF DESIRE

In this podcast, Natasha Moore from the Centre for Public Christianity interviews Professor Sarah Coakley, Anglican minister, theologian and writer. In their discussion about her book, "The New Asceticism: Sexuality, Gender, and the Quest for God " (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015), Professor Coakley explains, "I see desire as a central human phenomenon … We see desire […]

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September 26, 2022
Loneliness and the cost of true community

Simon Smart reflects on the ever growing issue of loneliness. A recent Telstra and YouGov report reveals that 40% of Australians experience isolation. The pandemic certainly brought this to our attention, although it is not a new phenomenon, despite our increasing technological connectivity. It is a concern that loneliness can reduce a person's lifespan by […]

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July 25, 2022
Leading Better with Bigger Questions

As a researcher, Meryl Herr is used to asking questions. However in her everyday conversations, questions do not always flow so easily. In this article she suggests how we might initiate really useful life questions with others. "I wonder if we’re all cheating each other by not asking big-enough questions—or at least the questions that […]

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July 13, 2022
So connected, yet why so lonely?

This short video notes how despite today's technology permits greater interaction between people, studies reveal that the numbers of us experiencing anxiety and isolation are rising. A call to look at the Christian message of relationship, as God the Creator intends, reveals how a sense of identity and human flourishing can be restored. https://www.thinkingfaith.asia/big-questions/loneliness-and-anxiety Image: […]

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July 6, 2022
7 Tips for Becoming a Better Encourager

We all know how it feels to be discouraged, and yet we often feel ill-equipped to support others through such experiences. Lindsey Carlson reminds us that the letters of St Paul, the Apostle, can guide us in such ministry. "Discouragement is a key strategy utilized by the enemy to distract, dishearten, and defeat followers of […]

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July 4, 2022
Women Can Have It All, Just Not at the Same Time

In the last sixty years or so, the lives of women have embraced many changes. They have gained freedom to make decisions about relationships, family, careers. Considering possibilities and making choices can be overwhelming, particularly if considered in the frame of a current worldview. Kara Martin reminds us that God values all spheres of work, […]

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May 31, 2022
5 Myths about Your Personal Identity

Written by the author of "How to find yourself : why looking inward is not the answer", Brian S. Rosner, this article notes the issues that can arise with such a perspective. Seeking our personal identity by merely looking inside ourselves does not allow us to live life to its fullest, or as it was […]

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March 22, 2022
A Holistic Understanding of Creative Goodness in the Workplace

In this podcast excerpt the contributors discuss an understanding of the term "the public sphere" and consider how missional Christian living can be reflected in that space. ".....everything for leaders needs to be carried out through the lens that people care deeply about their work. So if you're a pastor, if you're a church, if […]

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February 7, 2022
COP26 and the big climate debate: How can we respond to people with different views?

Environment, politics, so many things bring division and create different camps. Is there a better way to manage the discussion? Max calls out our distracted focus and gives us something to do instead of fight.

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December 13, 2021
Have Yourself a Conflict-Free Christmas

Christmas with the family may be nice or stressful just thinking about the conversations you know will happen. Even the lead up to Christmas finds colleagues stressed and on the edge. Nelisha gives 'three steps to improving conversational dynamics in your family' that can also be used at work.

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December 9, 2021
Politics: Why can't we all just get along?

Do you find every conversation at the moment with tension. Will we be on the same page? What happens if we are not? Max goes beyond the 'full stop' and looks at the core of the tension in disagreement. Not only that, but how God can impact the way we engage in these conversations.

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November 17, 2021
Nurturing ourselves through the mental health crisis

Dr Jenny Brown was in Adelaide for Breakpoint: Riding the wave of uncertainty in October 2021. While the event was not recorded, this podcast touches on similar points that Jenny made on the night.

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