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A prayer for those impacted by Cyclone Debbie

Cyclone Debbie

As Cyclone Debbie approaches North Queensland, many are anxiously preparing for what is predicted to be a “monster storm” with potentially destructive rain, flooding and winds exceeding 250 km/hr. Rev Garry Hardingham, North Queensland Presbytery minister, offers words of support and a prayer for those impacted. Today we need to be in prayer for those who are in the path ...

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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.  Katy did more than just kiss a girl despite trying to “pray away the gay”  Pop sensation Katy Perry was honoured at the Human Rights Campaign Gala in Los Angeles where she opened up about her own religious upbringing and sexuality, according to News.com.au. Perry received the National Equality Award, telling the ...

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Six ways to get involved in festivals and other local events

How can your church get involved with a big music festival?

Triple J’s annual all-ages, drug-and-alcohol-free concert One Night Stand will be heading to Mount Isa in Northwest Queensland on 22 April. Each year the free event is hosted by a different regional town, bringing around 10 000 (mostly) young people to town and injecting a lot of money into the local community. But how can churches get involved? Here are ...

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Apocalypse now?

Rev Dr Peter Hobson. Photo: Supplied

Should we still fear the end times as predicted by the Bible? You’ve probably seen end times in films or books but is it just the stuff of wild imaginations or should we as Christians prepare for humanity’s final act? Rev Dr Peter Hobson, Dean of Formation and Dispersed Learning at Trinity College Queensland, offers his perspective.  The Book of ...

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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. This will be the last religion wrap until mid-March.  Anti-Trump nightmare: Melania dares to care about Lord’s prayer Fox News reports on the social media hysteria surrounding First Lady Melania Trump’s decision to open a political rally with the Lord’s prayer. While the crowd at the Florida rally enthusiastically received the prayer, ...

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Campaign for Change unearths Queensland’s best and brightest social innovators

Dean Gibson and Kate Perry, this year's winners of Wesley Mission Queensland's Campaign for Change initiative.

An app challenging age discrimination and a series of video stories to celebrate the lives of Indigenous men have taken out the 2017 Wesley Mission Queensland Campaign for Change initiative. In a tightly contested field of five finalists, Kate Perry from Ipswich, and Dean Gibson from Brisbane’s north have each been awarded a $25 000 grant to kick-start their own ...

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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.    English man put through one hell of a (bell)wringer The Guardian reports on the freak accident of a bell-ringer who was left with a painful back injury when a church bell ...

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What if every church … took the web seriously?

What if every church…took the web seriously? Photo: Supplied

The internet may be a ubiquitous part of our daily life but how well have we positioned our church websites and social media pages to respond to the needs and demands of today’s online audiences? Scott Guyatt writes. It’s not rocket surgery to say that the internet is all pervasive in 2017. It’s everywhere, all the time. And of course ...

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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.    Christian theme park gets Maoists seeing red The Guardian reports on a Christian theme park in Changsha, the city where Mao Zedong reportedly “converted” to communism, which has angered neo-Maoists who ...

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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.   Saints striker flashes Christian tattoo Daily Mail looks at Southampton football club striker Shane Long’s prominent tattoo on his chest, which was on full display after he scored the winning goal ...

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