Category: Worldviews

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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September 23, 2022
One Last Magnificent Porous Day

A reflection on the funeral of Queen Elizabeth ll, noting her example of faith and trust in the almighty God, whose presence reaches down from his heavenly kingdom into his earthly one. "And for one brief day the nation, indeed billions around the world, watched as a Queen, whose every fibre acknowledged that transcendence, was […]

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August 24, 2022
Paul Bloom says happiness and suffering are closely connected. If you don't believe it, ask a rock climber

Did you know there are two types of happiness? There is instantaneous, in the moment pleasure, and there is also a more meaningful happiness that contributes to fulfilment in life. We look for ways to relieve the tension this causes in many ways. Paul Bloom explains how and why. "Psychologist Paul Bloom can't be the […]

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July 25, 2022
The census shows Australians are becoming less religious but why have we chosen to live without God?

The ABC's international affairs analyst, Stan Grant, reflects on the declining numbers of those identifying as Christian in Australia. "While historically the West was founded on Christianity, the modern West was shaped by the break with God. People were sovereign. Liberalism prized the individual above all." https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-03/census-religion-christianity-no-religion-god/101201640 Image: rsz_1pexels-rodnae-productions-8675096.jpg

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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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June 21, 2022
Carrying On: Examples from the Work of Meg Jay

In this final article of her series looking at how those in their twenties view their lives, Jacqueline Isaacs cites the work of clinical psychologist Meg Jay. Jay sees many clients who wonder what they have to show for their twenties. However good support and an understanding of the shift of pace in life at […]

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June 20, 2022
The Slow Down: The Second Stage of a Quarter-Life Crisis

Jacqueline Isaacs continues her series for those in their twenties, who may be experiencing burnout and wondering what happens next. "The idea of climbing a staircase is tiring. We can all relate to how exhausted you feel after climbing a flight of stairs and realizing there is another, and then another. What triggers the quarter-life […]

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June 17, 2022
The First Stage of a Quarter-life Crisis

Part of a series of articles for those predominantly in their twenties, this piece describes an aspiring lawyer's experience of burnout. "...I had no idea how to slow down. Busyness functions like an addiction. When you stop, you have to face your thoughts, which terrifies most of us. So to cope you have to keep […]

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June 7, 2022
Resisting the Pressure to Overwork

A concise article that identifies the signs of overwork, which the Bible incidentally sees as a knee jerk response after the fall of the world in Genesis 3.  Just like underwork, they are extreme over corrections to the frustration of working in a world that doesn’t always work properly. Jesus concluded that the man who […]

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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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May 4, 2022
A Holistic Understanding of Creative Goodness in the Workplace

This is a podcast discussion excerpt between Missy Wallace and Brandon J. O'Brien from Redeemer City to City. Christians are encouraged to consider what is meant by the public sphere, and how churches might equip their members to demonstrate Christ in many different realms of work and influence. "The Global Faith & Work Initiative is […]

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