Tag: Surviving

August 8, 2022
Questioning Christianity

Do you, or people you know, have questions about Christianity? Do you find it hard to ask questions? You are not alone. This seven part podcast series is designed to help. The episodes discuss" Faith and Proof", "Meaning", "Satisfaction", "Identity", "Morality", "Justice" and "Hopefulness". "Questioning Christianity with Tim Keller — for people who are interested […]

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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 31, 2022
Partner Organisations

Our Partners What is partnership? Partnership is really about co-venturing in mission with others. The Apostle Paul (Phil1:5) talks about partnership in the gospel from the first day till now. His fondest recollections in 4: 14-16 are that the Philippians are business partners in the work of the gospel. Historically and experientially, God seems to […]

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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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July 25, 2022
Leading Better with Bigger Questions

As a researcher, Meryl Herr is used to asking questions. However in her everyday conversations, questions do not always flow so easily. In this article she suggests how we might initiate really useful life questions with others. "I wonder if we’re all cheating each other by not asking big-enough questions—or at least the questions that […]

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July 25, 2022
Caring for the Sorrowful

Glenn Hohnberg looks to the Book of Proverbs to help us navigate the path of grief with those who are experiencing loss. "'Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down,but a good word makes him glad.' (Proverbs 12:25) Those going through grief and loss—for whatever reason—feel anxious. The world feels less stable, less safe. Anxiety […]

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July 25, 2022
The census shows Australians are becoming less religious but why have we chosen to live without God?

The ABC's international affairs analyst, Stan Grant, reflects on the declining numbers of those identifying as Christian in Australia. "While historically the West was founded on Christianity, the modern West was shaped by the break with God. People were sovereign. Liberalism prized the individual above all." https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-03/census-religion-christianity-no-religion-god/101201640 Image: rsz_1pexels-rodnae-productions-8675096.jpg

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July 13, 2022
So connected, yet why so lonely?

This short video notes how despite today's technology permits greater interaction between people, studies reveal that the numbers of us experiencing anxiety and isolation are rising. A call to look at the Christian message of relationship, as God the Creator intends, reveals how a sense of identity and human flourishing can be restored. https://www.thinkingfaith.asia/big-questions/loneliness-and-anxiety Image: […]

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July 13, 2022
How to read a Christian book

In our journey as Christians, it can be helpful to read and consider resources offered in Christian literature. This can seem daunting, and some of us may not be sure where to start, or how to do this in a reflective fashion to assist our spiritual growth. In this article, Jean Williams provides 11 helpful […]

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July 6, 2022
7 Tips for Becoming a Better Encourager

We all know how it feels to be discouraged, and yet we often feel ill-equipped to support others through such experiences. Lindsey Carlson reminds us that the letters of St Paul, the Apostle, can guide us in such ministry. "Discouragement is a key strategy utilized by the enemy to distract, dishearten, and defeat followers of […]

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July 4, 2022
The Day of Small Things

How do we manage the emotional impact of tragic news reports from around the world? How can we help or make a difference? Meredith Van Der Klip offers some useful practical advice to help navigate troubled times. "God says in Zechariah 4:10, “Do not despise the day of small things.” In the face of large-scale tragedy, […]

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