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Worship Today: Understanding, Practice, Ecumenical Implications

Worship Today: Understanding, Practice, Ecumenical Implications edited by Thomas F. Best and Dagmar Heller.World Council of Churches, April 2004.Worship Today: Understanding, Practice, Ecumenical Implications is an important book for the church in Australia and across the world. It is Faith and Order Paper No. 194 from the World Council of Churches. Its first value lies in how widely representative it ...

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Turtles Can Fly

Starring: Starring Soran Ebrahim and Avaz Latif. Written and directed by Bahman Ghobadi. 98 mins. Genre: Iranian with English subtitles. Rating: Rated PG. Set in a refugee camp on the Turkish/Iranian border, a growing community of Kurdish refugees are caught between Saddam Hussein’s genocide on one side, and Iran’s refusal to let them cross into their territory on the other. ...

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Unique Prophetic and Apostolic: Six studies on using the Bible

Unique Prophetic and Apostolic: Six studies on using the BibleBy Christine Ostle and othersUniting Church Press Melbourne, 2000. So why am I reviewing a five year old book of studies? Because they are now available at no charge as a 516kb download from the Uniting Church Assembly websitehttp://assembly.uca.org.au/agencies/publications/pdf/UniqueProphetApostolicTe.pdf Our home group recently worked through this series which was produced to ...

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I Can Say Don’t

I Can Say “Don’t”By Chris ParkerHarvest Christian ProductsRRP $14.95. Sadly one in four girls and one in seven boys will be sexually abused this year. In 93% of the cases the child already knows and trusts the offender. I Can Say Don’t plays a vital role to help keep our children safe. In a child friendly way Ms Parker makes ...

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Many Members yet One Body

Many Members yet One Body by Craig Nessan Augsberg-Fortress RRP $17.95. The sexuality “debate” in our church has at times seemed to have implied that those with whom we disagree are not Christian, or do not respect the Bible. It seems that there are two views – mine which is always right, and the other which is always wrong; mine ...

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Luther DVD

Luther Directed by Eric Till DVD available for rental not yet for sale. First released to the big screen in 2003 the story of Martin Luther, 16th century German monk turned church reformer, maintains much of its impact on DVD. The story begins with Luther’s dramatic survival in a terrifying storm and tells the story of his discovery of God’s ...

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Which Gospel?

Which Gospel? Three New Testament Perspectives By Rev Dr Dean Drayton MediaCom Education, 2005.RRP $19.95 Rev Dr Dean Drayton, President of the Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia, has provided us with a most helpful volume to assist leaders in the Church in proclaiming the Gospel of God in new and exciting ways. It is written in a very ...

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Valuing Our Heritage

Valuing Our Heritageby Noel AdsettCopyRight Publishing Co.RRP $27.50 Valuing Our Heritage is a scholarly work. It is well written; it is meticulous in its historical detail. It is heart-warming in its very human biographies of ministers. At the same time, it captures the dynamic spiritual ministries that the denominations brought to the city as well as to their congregations. With ...

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Saved

SavedDirected by Brian DannellyDVDRRP $24.95. Central character Mary discovers her boyfriend is gay and, after a “vision" from Jesus, goes to bed with him to redeem his sexuality. The rest of this film works through Mary’s resulting pregnancy with her senior year friends at an all-American Christian high school. Featuring Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin, Jena Malone and a host of teen ...

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