Category: Society & Culture

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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February 21, 2024
10 Ways to Become More Grateful

Further to his earlier article, "Why Gratitude is Good", the link for which is found below, Robert Emmons details his suggestions for seeking gratitude. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/ten_ways_to_become_more_grateful1/ Image : Photo by Pro Church Media on Unsplash

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February 21, 2024
Why Gratitude Is Good

Robert Emmons discusses the benefits of cultivating gratitude. The effect of this practice improves physical and mental health. Emmons describes gratitude as a "relationship-strengthening emotion because it requires us to see how we’ve been supported and affirmed by other people." He offers suggestions for engaging with the practice by keeping a journal, even for a […]

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February 14, 2024
Culture & Identity

Every culture has a way of giving people a sense of identity. Travel through history creating identity for current western culture. "The first of four talks at the Living Out Identity in Christ conference 2018." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beU69JYkqP0 Photo by Rodion Kutsaiev on Unsplash

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February 14, 2024
Christ & Identity

What is unique about Christian Identity? Tim Keller explores how Christian beliefs impact those who believe. "The second of four talks at the Living Out Identity in Christ conference 2018." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfuHLbHXWuQ Photo by Ben Sweet on Unsplash

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February 14, 2024
Don't ask me what I do

People always ask this question and your response may either draw them closer or they may pull away, depending on their experience of others in that role. "Work is an important part of people's lives, often serving as a source of purpose, meaning, and identity. But should we define ourselves by our careers? Business school […]

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February 14, 2024
Interrogating Identity

From philosophical theories to Biblical wisdom- with Chris Watkin Join into a conversation about how we can find our Identity. Explore some recent history and the impact on how we view ourselves. "We traverse the historical landscape of identity, starting from Descartes' cogito ergo sum or "I think, therefore I am," to the current age […]

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February 5, 2024
Book Review-How to find yourself: why looking inward is not the answer.

Book by Brian Rosner This book starts profoundly with the quote from none other than a cat, a special cat though…“Be who you are and say what you feel” (Dr Seuss’s Eponymous Cat in the Hat.) Is there anything more important in Western culture than to be ‘who you are’? To ‘live your self-expression’, ‘be […]

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January 29, 2024
Work has conquered every day of the week. How do we remain human in a world that worships toil?

How can we survive in a world that seems to demand and relish increasing productivity? Like the finish of a race that is actually unreachable, how can we realistically carve out time away from the demands of work? Justine Toh, senior research fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity and author of 'Achievement Addiction' offers […]

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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 19, 2023
10 Things You Should Know About Christian Hospitality

In this short Crossway podcast, Rosaria Butterfield reflects on the Christian life and the significance of the practice of hospitality. She explains that "hospitality reflects the Gospel", describing it as "the Ground Zero of the Christian life" and encouragingly shows how welcoming a guest enables them to"taste and see that the Lord is good" (Psalm […]

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