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March 15, 2023
LENT: LIFEHACK, OR SOMETHING MORE?

"Anna Grummitt eats pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, ponders the recent comeback of Lent, and considers what these 40 days are all about." https://www.publicchristianity.org/lent-lifehack-or-something-more/ Image : Photo by Ahna Ziegler on Unsplash

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March 15, 2023
Waiting When God Seems Silent

A practical article to encourage those who are seeking God's answer to prayers. "There’s a sense in which God is never silent. He has already spoken in his word and by becoming man and dying for us on the cross, purchasing our eternal salvation. This is speech, and speech is not silence! What we call […]

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March 13, 2023
The Myth of the Public Square

Read or listen to Tony Payne's piece on the challenges of proclaiming faith in a world that appears to restrain freedom of speech. "Perhaps the reason that Western Christians today lament their lack of access to or influence within the ‘public square’ is that once, within our race memory, we were among the powerful who […]

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March 6, 2023
Lament in the Time of Layoffs

It is important to recognise that life will bring us times of lament. We can stand with others through such experiences in a world where emotions are often felt but not easily expressed. "Avoiding lament contributes to a culture that doesn’t know what to do with grief, pain, and loss—all painful realities that will be […]

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March 6, 2023
When Life Doesn’t Go to Plan

Presenter and author Sheridan Voysey speaks of longing and disappointment, but suggests that may be part of a reorientation of our plans. ""There’s a wonderful proverb: Hope deferred makes the heart sick. And gosh, we now know that when that hope is deferred and deferred and deferred, and another month and another month and another […]

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February 27, 2023
5 Ways to Create a Compassionate Workplace Culture and Help Workers Recover From Burnout

A helpful article with clear explanations and practical suggestions to address an issue which affects many. "The emotions of sympathy, empathy and compassion play an important role in developing a compassionate work culture, by helping us pay attention, in professionally appropriate ways, to the suffering of our students, patients, clients, colleagues, managers and leaders." https://theconversation.com/5-ways-to-create-a-compassionate-workplace-culture-and-help-workers-recover-from-burnout-190489 […]

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February 22, 2023
Who Needs Church When We've Got AI Jesus?

How will church adapt as society encompasses technological advances such as artificial intelligence? "A new app that lets you chat with as many as 20,000 notable people from the past is the latest AI offering to come out of the tech sphere. From legendary American baseball player Babe Ruth to US President Abraham Lincoln, Historical […]

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February 22, 2023
Does Singleness Waste My Sexuality?

A thoughtful and helpful reflection on celibacy. "If we are to live lives of celibacy, does that mean our sexuality is now playing no active role in our lives? Are people like me wasting our sexuality by not giving expression to our sexual desires? If so, it seems odd that this vital aspect of our […]

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February 22, 2023
Finding Joy in a Job You Don't Like

An encouraging discussion unfolds in this short podcast which helps to reframe the way in which we might view work and its place in our life. "There’s some magic that turns the work you do every day for a paycheck into something more, something that you actually enjoy, but how do you spark that magic? […]

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February 8, 2023
Endurance in Ministry Through Family Systems 

An honest but encouraging and helpful discussion about the challenges of ministry work and relationships with others... Image: Photo by Jackson Simmer on Unsplash

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February 8, 2023
Ice and Isolation: a Short Article

At the age of 22 Alex Gaffikin worked for 2 years in Antarctica as a meteorologist. In this discussion she reveals how she faced the loneliness of relentless darkness, and in the process learnt to lean on God, who meets us wherever we are. "“I had really started to doubt everything,” she recalls. “I was […]

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February 6, 2023
The Bridge to Prayer

From Dr. Timothy Keller's series: "Practicing The Christian Life", this sermon looks at Psalm 1:1-6, which is the introduction to the Psalter, the prayer book of the Bible. "Psalm 1 says that meditating on the Scripture is what will bring blessedness—absolute well-being. The magnitude of that claim, and in some ways the simplicity of the […]

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