Category: Christian living

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 24, 2022
The Unbiblical Pursuit of a Trouble-Free Life

In this thought-provoking article, John Piper reminds us that the Christian path is not necessarily an easy one. Whilst we might try to avoid stress and seek comfort and peace, Piper highlights biblical passages that tell us that stress and danger are normal -- "“through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God” (Acts […]

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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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September 19, 2022
Queen Elizabeth's faith

Over these last weeks, we have heard much about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II as well as her faith. Her faith in Jesus impacted the way she worked and the way she did every day life. This article provides a few examples of how we have seen this impact in the public space. "Queen […]

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September 12, 2022
The Day I Met the Queen (and what it showed me about the King of Kings)

The internet is full of tributes to the Queen, of her self-sacrificial sense of duty, her interest in people, her humility, her faith and so much more. Behind each of these was a dependence on her King and Lord. James Galea had the opportunity to meet the Queen and walked away with a better understanding […]

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September 7, 2022
5 Idols Revealed through Hardship

Hardship is bound to hit us all. For people who follow Jesus, there are things that hardship can reveal about us that is helpful for life. While it can be difficult to see this while in the middle of suffering, Mark Vroegop highlights some of the more common things revealed in western culture. "While there’s […]

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August 25, 2022
Four Reasons We Don't Share the Gospel

Steven Lee suggests four obstacles to sharing our faith: namely lack of gospel knowledge, apathy, fear and lack of compassion. Thankfully he reminds us that by working together, we can over come such obstacles. The steps recommended include praying together, recalling and applying the Gospel together, ultimately proving the power of the Gospel together. "We […]

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August 23, 2022
Engaging with Ease

Getting to know Jesus Foundation Dinner 2022 Simon Hill speaks on Engaging with Ease. Sharing your faith with friends and colleagues is not always easy but it can be done with ease. Navigating our changing work culture, working from home along with COVID restrictions, can blunt our relational edge. Getting to know people in an […]

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August 22, 2022
The Cry of Suffering

Timothy Keller Sermons: Haman’s Cry of Darkness Suffering is ever present in this world and Christians often question its presence in their own lives. In this podcast Tim Keller explores Psalm 88 and encourages the listener with the teaching it offers. "This message is from the Psalms, which is the prayer book of the Bible. […]

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August 4, 2022
Pandemic Fatigue

In this lively 30 minute podcast from the Centre for Public Christianity, the presenters discuss with psychologist Dr Valerie Ling ways in which we can look after ourselves and others, when feeling jaded and low in spirit. "Feeling a bit blah mid-way through 2022… still?  In 2021, organisational psychologist Adam Grant named that pandemic feeling. […]

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August 1, 2022
Prayers for Workers: When You’re Feeling Burned Out

We have probably all experienced burnout or know of others who have struggled with such feelings, particularly in the last couple of years and the COVID pandemic. Mark Roberts looks to Psalm 18 to help form prayers for ourselves and others in this situation. "We all face times in our lives, including our work lives, […]

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July 26, 2022
When did not coping become the new normal?

Life can be very topsy-turvy, if not completely overwhelming at times. Yet, despite feeling off balance, as Natasha Moore finds, there can be useful experiences to evaluate, such as recognising that we are all fragile and dependant on others. She shares her perspective here. "Do most of us, post-lockdown, mid-2022, feel a bit like a […]

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