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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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Forging better futures

Remote Queensland can be a challenging environment—socially, financially and emotionally—to live in (and make a living from), but Outback Futures is helping residents build resilience and strengthen their communities by providing mental and allied health services. Ben Rogers reports on the not-for-profit organisation and how Toowong Uniting Church was an integral part of its creation. To understand the genesis of ...

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Trinity on Tap: letting theology flow

Trinity College Queensland’s latest educational resource Trinity on Tap has opened up an accessible world of theology for the whole church and has given people a new way of learning about the Bible without stepping foot in a lecture room. Journey reports. Stuck in early morning gridlock and keen to make the most of your time as you wait for ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.   Bibles remain unscathed in growing China-US trade war Christianity Today covers reports that Bibles manufactured in China and imported into the United States of America will be exempt from tariffs which form part of ongoing trade tensions between the two global powerhouses. Next month sees a 10 per cent tariff placed ...

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Book review: Angels: A Visible and Invisible History

Angels are ingrained in western culture from the cherubic depictions seen in many classic paintings to the modern conception of protective guardians hovering around us that crop up in contemporary literature and movies. Nick Mattiske reviews Peter Stanford’s latest book on the topic, Angels: A Visible and Invisible History, and considers their origins in religion and their development over time. ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.   Harris kisses marriage (and Christianity) goodbye News.com.au reports that well-known Christian author Josh Harris, who wrote the global hit I Kissed Dating Goodbye, has announced his will be divorcing his wife of 22 years. Harris is a former mega-church pastor but it was his 1997 book I Kissed Dating Goodbye that ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.   Spiritual case for faith in space In light of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the United States’ moon landing, ABC News examines the role faith has played in the lives of those venturing into space. Most famously Buzz Aldrin, before making his moon walk, took communion and later read from John’s ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.  ScoMo’s call for prayer hits the right note at Hillsong SBS News reports on Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s attendance at Hillsong Conference and his belief that Australia needed more prayer and love. With over 20,000 people in attendance the prime minister used the occasion to encourage people to pray and love ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.  Football and faith: definitely a keeper Eternity News profiles the Coolum Crusaders, a Sunshine Coast based football club owned and operated by the Coolum Beach Baptist Church. Established in 2017 with four teams, the club now boasts 12 teams and 145 players and is getting local families interested in faith. Church ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.   School debate continues over teaching or preaching A Current Affair covers the latest on religious instruction (RI) classes in state schools with the Queensland Synod Moderator Rev David Baker offering his thoughts on the matter. Speaking on RI, the Moderator commented, “The curriculums we use are refreshed every year, they’re written ...

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