Faith


Why Christians Should Not Be Optimists

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By: Akos Balogh I’ve noticed people aren’t as optimistic about the future these days. In our post 9-11, post-GFC, post-Trump era, people are increasingly anxious. Optimism no longer abounds – at least not like it used to. (more…)

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How to Deal With Hurt

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By: Dr Eliezer Gonzalez I want to talk to you about pain; not the kind that you can deal with by taking a tablet. I’m not talking about physical pain. I want to talk to you about the pain of the heart. (more…)

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Finding Hope in Anxiety & Depression: Pop Star Michelle Williams’ Devotions

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By: Clare Bruce Superstar singer and actor Michelle Williams, former member of Destiny’s Child, is not one to be shy about her faith in Jesus. (more…)

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For When Life Isn’t Black and White

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By: Jennie Scott Do you ever wish life could be reduced and simplified, just like our teachers taught us to do with fractions? Take the numbers you see and reduce them until they can’t be reduced any more — 50/100 becomes 1/2, the large and complex becoming small and simple. (more…)

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Son Honours Father for Australian Anniversary of Billy Graham Crusade

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By: Warren Nunn Six decades after the first Billy Graham crusade drew enormous crowds, his son Franklin is coming back to Australia to mark the special anniversary. (more…)

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When The Armour is Too Big For You

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By: Dr Eliezer Gonzalez I often feel like the armour I’m supposed to wear is too big for me. The responsibilities are too big, the challenges are too big, and what others expect of me is too big. (more…)

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How Being in Church makes Hearing God Easier

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By: Tania Harris If we can all hear God’s voice for ourselves, do we still need to go to church? (more…)

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Christine Caine – Facing Cancer and Holding Onto God

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By: Laura Bennett The older you get, the more you realise resilience, and a readiness for the unexpected, are invaluable traits in life. (more…)

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Shabbat

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By: Neri Morris The Sabbath. A day designated for rest and reflection. There is much discussion surrounding this commanded day of rest, is it meant to be Sunday or Saturday? Is it only so that we can attend church? etc. (more…)

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The Islands of Average, Honour and Shame

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By: Duncan Robinson There are three islands in the world, Average, Honour and Shame. On each of these islands there lives a number of people. Some people start on Honour Island, but most of us start on either Average or Shame Island. Average Island is where the majority of the population dwells. Our hope is one day to catch a one-way ticket to Honour Island. Whether that be through celebrity or prestige or wealth. Our hope is that we might end up on Honour Island. (more…)

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