Author Archives: Ben Rogers

February 2017 Journey now available

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Welcome back to Journey and I hope the Christmas holiday period gave you an opportunity to relax, reflect on the year that was and refresh for the year that will be. 2017 promises to be something of a wild ride as we buckle up for a certain businessman taking over the White House but there have been enough rivers of ...

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When three became one in Christ

The Uniting Church celebrates its inauguration in 1977. Photo: Life and Times

As the Uniting Church celebrates its fortieth anniversary Ben Rogers revisits the excitement, challenges and hope behind the historic union of Congregationalists, Methodists and Presbyterians in Australia in 1977. For younger members of the Uniting Church in Australia who have only ever known its current incarnation, the period surrounding church union in 1977 is past history. Visiting Wikipedia’s rundown of ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

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The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week. Check back in every Friday to see the latest wrap up of religious news that made us think and reflect.  Jesus fit and ready for 33 kit The Manchester Evening News reports on rising football star striker Gabriel Jesus and his jersey number’s religious significance. Jesus has joined Manchester City and is ...

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Faith in the Oval Office: Is this the final trump?

Faith in the Oval Office

As Donald Trump settles in as the 45th president of the United States of America, what do we really know about his faith? Ben Rogers looks at the complex relationship between Christianity, the Oval Office and the American electorate.   The 2016 presidential election provided an intriguing insight into the role of religion in America, where the credo “In God ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

Magnifying glass over an open Bible.

In our first entry for 2017, the Journey team selects the stories that got us talking this week. Christians must know these places not to go Relevant reports on the Open Doors’ list of the 50 most dangerous places to be a Christian which states about 215 million Christians worldwide are facing a high level of persecution and in 35 of the 50 ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

Photo of a magnifying glass over an open Bible.

In our final entry for 2016, the Journey team selects the stories that got us talking this week. We will be back in early 2017 but in the meantime please let us know in the comments below what were some of your favourite headlines from previous wraps. For our cross-platform editor Ben Rogers it was definitely “Indiana zone and the cross crusade”.  Big ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

Photo of a magnifying glass over an open Bible.

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week. Check back in every Friday to see the latest wrap up of religious news that made us think and reflect.  Slovakia dumps church of spag in the bog The Christian Post examines latest legislative developments in Slovakia that seek to block the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, as well as Islam, ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

Magnifying glass over an open Bible.

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week. Check back in every Friday to see the latest wrap up of religious news that made us think and reflect.  Drinks off the menu for Christian hipsters  Daily Mail Australia covers the wedding ceremony of a Christian couple (dubbed “hipsters” by the Mail) who chose to go alcohol-free for their festivities. With ...

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December 2016 Journey now available

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As 2015 drew to a close if someone had told me that during the next 12 months I should brace myself for the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union, Donald Trump winning the presidential election and, most shockingly, Leicester City taking out the English Premier League trophy in football, I would have checked to see whether it was ...

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Chaplaincy: Delivering hope during Christmas

Rev Rob Packer

Three chaplains working in the police force, the defence force and health care talk to Journey about bringing hope to others during the Christmas season and their own hopes for 2017. Rev Doug Foster Rev Doug Foster is a police chaplain for the Far North Police District incorporating north of Cardwell, Cairns, Cape York and the Torres Straits. Journey: What ...

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