Tag: FNMR

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 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 14, 2022
What To Do When Work Disappoints

We all know that work can at times be hard. However, it may be more difficult to recognise loss and grief at work. Meryl gives helpful ways to identify our grief and what we can do with it for a more productive work life. "Some days, my work bag is ridiculously heavy. But even when […]

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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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September 5, 2022
Australian agronomist Tony Rinaudo is turning African deserts into forests

What drives us to try and make a difference in the world? Tony Rinaudo was almost to the point of quitting when a simple prayer opened his eyes to see a solution. With the challenges of a desert landscape, Tony found the key to reforestation.

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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 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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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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