Category: Society & Culture

August 3, 2023
Five Ways (Plus One) to Manage Stress

Meryl Herr notes that, "Managing our stress is a matter of stewardship. It’s a way we care for ourselves so that we can offer ourselves to God and in service of others." Reminding us that stress management is a spiritual practice for Christians, she offers practical strategies to help us physically to do so. "Mitigating […]

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August 3, 2023
Wired, Tired and Distracted? Here's the Book We All Need ...

Anne Lim reviews the 2022 Australian Shortlisted Christian Book of the Year, "Spacemaker: How to Unplug, Unwind and Think Clearly in the Digital Age" by Daniel Sih. "Spacemaker: How to Unplug, Unwind and Think Clearly in the Digital Age is the most influential book I have read this year. As someone who has noticed my mood […]

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June 17, 2023
Stop Reacting to Pop Culture & Start Redeeming, Says Sam Chan

Clare Bruce talks to Sam Chan, blogger, speaker, doctor and theology teacher, who looks to the example of Jesus and also the Apostle Paul, to develop relationships by finding common threads in cultural perspectives. "“If we listen carefully we can actually hear echoes of the gospel in other peoples’ cultural storylines,” Sam says. “In every […]

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June 17, 2023
Glimpses of a world with grace at its core: The Christian Witness of Tim Keller

Max Jeganathan pays tribute to pastor, theologian and author, Tim Keller, 1950-2023. "When he started Redeemer Presbyterian Church 34 years ago, Keller couldn’t have anticipated the way his life and work would re-define the way millions of Christians across the world thought about the intersection between the message of Jesus and modern society."

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June 17, 2023
For the Love of God +- : How the church is better and worse than you ever imagined

Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity, Natasha Moore, with John Dickson, Simon Smart and Justine Toh, looks at the historical impact of Christianity upon culture. "For the Love of God +- : How the church is better and worse than you ever imagined" is winner of the 2020 Christian Book of the Year […]

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June 14, 2023
Cultivating Christian Hope

Podcast Who’s Afraid of Critical Theory? Articles Office Politics For Christians - What To Do When Your Workplace Is A Battlefield - Engage Work Faith Cultural Renewal Through Faithful Work Glimpses Of A World Through Christian Faith With Grace At Its Core: The Christian Witness of Tim Keller Movie For the Love of God Ebook […]

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June 7, 2023
Exhaustion – The New Midlife Crisis

A timely and helpful look at the common experience of many who are feeling pressured by their daily "to do list " and a reassurance that change is possible. "Yet the workplace is not the only culprit. Many of us are exhausted because of the expectations of modern parenting. We feel the need to drive […]

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May 16, 2023
5 Reasons You Did Not and Cannot Reinvent Yourself

Brian Rosner looks at recent research that examines our human quest for individualism. The results point to our relationships with others. "You are not the product of your own conscious deliberations and choices. When it comes to forming your identity, your subconscious does the bulk of the work."  "You and I might like to think […]

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May 15, 2023
Cultural Renewal through Faithful Work

Tim Keller, from Redeemer Church and Ministries, addresses the question, “Should Christians be involved in shaping culture?”, explaining that it is vital to keep God and his grace central in culture. Looking at history, Keller illustrates the problems that will arise if this is not the case. "...when Christians work in the world, they will […]

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April 24, 2023
Who's Afraid of Critical Theory

Living as a human in the world is complex. In this 30 minute podcast from the Centre of Public Christianity Life and Faith series, Simon Smart and Natasha Moore discuss with Christopher Watkins how the biblical lens can help in our human quest to understand culture. “That’s the origin of cultural critique, isn’t it? It […]

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April 4, 2023
Was Violence Against the Canaanites a Matter of Racial Prejudice?

The authors warn that a careful theological understanding of the Old Testament book, Joshua, is vital in reading the accounts of warfare between the Israelites and the Canaanites, particularly as one reflects on more recent history and present day experience of racial prejudices. "It is impossible to ignore what is routinely viewed as the grave […]

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March 6, 2023
Remote Working Has Made Developing Relationships With Colleagues Harder --Here's What Workers and Bosses Need Right Now

The authors note the changes that the global pandemic has brought to the workplace, and observe that hybrid working environments have created challenges for employee culture, career paths, mentoring and general wellbeing. From their research they bring useful pointers to help orientate organisations to new demographics and workplace relationships. "How should leaders relate to, and […]

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