Tag Archives: Old Testament

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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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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Five things about Lent explained

5 things about Lent explained. Photo: Supplied

Lent is a special time in the church’s calendar for prayer, reflection and repentance. Journey uncovers five things you may not have known about the period and its traditions. Why do we call it Lent?  The term “Lent” has its roots in the Old English words lencten (spring season) and lenctentid (springtide) which also are associated with the “lengthening days” ...

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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. The Bible gets a steampunk makeover for online gaming Christian Today reports on an online Bible game made in New Zealand which is taking the world by storm as it lets ...

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Grappling with the Bible

Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today by Adam Hamilton. Publisher: HarperOne, 2014. Recommended retail price $29.95

Breathtaking in scope and certainly ambitious in prospect, Adam Hamilton has written an important book that many people in congregations will find stimulating, challenging and, in the end, comforting. With clear and understandable language, this book is not only an invaluable resource for ministers, but also a must-read for the growing number of book clubs Uniting Churches are establishing. This ...

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