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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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Film review: Ordet

Ordet

A challenging, complex work exploring faith, family and the mysteries of existence, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Ordet is hailed by the critics as one of the greatest films ever made. Ben Rogers reviews. Religion seems to hover over much of Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer’s filmography—even in titles such as The Passion of Joan of Arc, Day of Wrath, The Parson’s ...

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What does it mean to be wise?

Dr Paul Hedley Jones. Photo: Supplied

Wisdom is frequently associated with knowledge, experience and common sense but what does it mean to be wise as a Christian? Dr Paul Hedley Jones, lecturer in Old Testament and Homiletics at Trinity College Queensland, offers his perspective. The Bible makes it clear that wisdom is a good thing to get hold of. As it says in Proverbs, “Sell everything ...

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Book review: Small Great Things

Small Great Things

With a slew of awards and best-sellers to her name, Jodi Picoult has explored serious issues such as religion, the death penalty, gay rights, the Holocaust and school shootings in previous novels but Small Great Things is her first to deal with race. Sue Hutchinson reviews. In Small Great Things Jodie Picoult challenges her readers to the core, confronting the ...

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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.  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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