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Author Archives: Ben Rogers

Alarm bells ringing for climate action

As the debate around climate change continue to intensify over a summer of devastating fires, floods and drought, Marguerite Marshall argues now is the time to take decisive action on the issue and has some suggestions for how readers can help do their part. Christians understand that new life can spring from devastation. From the despair of Jesus’ death came ...

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(Some of) Nick Mattiske’s best books from 2019

At the start of a new year, Nick Mattiske looks back on 2019’s book releases and picks some favourites. As the Trump presidency careened on through 2019 like an out-of-control cement mixer, we continued to wonder why he was elected and why he continues to be supported. In Choose You This Day Paul McGlasson compares evangelical support of Trump to the German ...

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Journey’s 2019 in review

With another year almost at an end Journey editor Ben Rogers reflects on the year that was for the magazine and highlights some of the stories you may have missed from our last four editions. Is it just me or has it felt like time has been accelerating at a faster rate over the past year? It’s as if someone ...

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Friday’s Religion (un)wrap: Christmas mega special!

It’s the Christmas season so the Journey team thought they would unwrap a mega edition of Friday’s religion wrap for our readers. Merry Christmas and happy new year!  Jesus or Trump, who got the fairer trial? ABC News reports on the latest from American politics with one Republican politician comparing President Donald Trump’s impeachment proceedings to the trials of Jesus during ...

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Climate justice the UnitingWorld way

In response to Rev Heather den Houting’s recent Journey article on climate change and the Asia Pacific, UnitingWorld’s Australian Partnership Coordinator Mardi Lumsden writes about the impact Heather’s article has had on her work and what readers can do to work towards climate justice. It was wonderful to read Rev Heather den Houting’s reflections on her time in Bali with ...

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Summer 2019 edition now available

Having recently welcomed a new addition to our family, the Wesley Hospital in Brisbane became a temporary home away from home in October as my newborn acclimatised to his new world. Given some of the team at the Wesley read this magazine hopefully they’ll see this message: a big thank you to all the team for their care, expertise and ...

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The JourneyOnline alternative Christmas shopping guide

A recent news report suggested that Queenslanders will spend $9.7 billion at retailers over the Christmas season. Yes, you read that right: $9.7 billion. But if you don’t fancy fighting for carparks at your local shopping mall or spending hours surfing the internet for the best online deals, Journey has put together some Christmas gift ideas that will help the ...

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The many expressions of mission in Journey

Rev Dr Neil Sims reflects on the many expressions of mission found in the Spring edition of Journey and how this is an encouraging sign for congregations in Queensland.   As one who taught Mission of the Church to our ministry students and others for 15 years, I was greatly encouraged by the last (Spring 2019 edition) issue of Journey. ...

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Spring 2019 edition now available

I recently caught up with the first and second seasons of the Netflix series Last Chance U which follows a group of young men in Mississippi struggling to ignite their football (what we would know as “gridiron”) career by attending a community college. Their hope is that they will impress scouts to get picked up by a prestigious university football ...

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