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Author Archives: Ben Rogers

Friday’s religion wrap

Photo of a magnifying glass over an open Bible.

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.      Mascot loss for the Holy Cross  The Blaze reports on the decision by the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts to drop their knight mascot and all knight-related imagery from the college because of its association with violence and Islamophobia.  College president Rev Philip L. Boroughs wrote to the campus ...

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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.      Courtroom fireworks for Katy Perry News.com.au reports on the dramatic events which unfolded during a courtroom hearing involving Katy Perry and some nuns who are battling over a Los Angeles convent. An 89-year-old nun, Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, died during her court appearance after earlier stating that day, “To Katy Perry, ...

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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.      Atheists brush away religious plaque The Christian Post reports on Minnesota’s Saint Louis County and their removal of a plaque which was displayed in a county courthouse citing the Ten Commandments. In addition to the big ten, there was also Jesus’ Great Commandment etched in the sign. The decision to ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.      Easter eggs-iled from chocolate? News.com.au reports on chocolate maker Cadbury’s denials that it removed the word “Easter” from their chocolate eggs. Following Footy Show presenter Erin Molan publicly questioning why her chocolate eggs didn’t have the word “Easter” on the packaging, Cadbury released an official statement pointing to their other ...

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Autumn 2018 edition now available

Welcome to the autumn edition of Journey, our first for 2018 and our first with a new look and more pages. I’m sure you’ve got the news we are now a quarterly publication but in case you haven’t, you can expect the next editions to be distributed on the first Sunday of June, September and December. I spent some of ...

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Diving into new employment opportunities with ORCA

Starting a new job can be a nerve-wracking experience for anyone but for young people with disability there can be a range of social, emotional, physical and cognitive challenges to overcome as they settle into a new work environment. With the establishment of the ORCA (opportunities, readiness, community and abilities) Project, support is now available to ease that transition. Journey ...

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Moderator’s Musing – 20 February 2018

Current Queensland Synod moderator, Rev David Baker.

I’ve just finished reading Nyunggai Warren Mundine’s autobiography In Black and White. It’s a very interesting and challenging read, telling the story of a family in the era of the “Protection” Acts for Aboriginal people, and Mundine’s journey into leadership in the ALP, and for his people. Mundine is a compelling advocate for the First Peoples of this land, and ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.      Mike gets Pence-ive about faith CBN News reports US Vice President Mike Pence‘s comments in response to claims by popular television show The View that his hearing Jesus Christ was akin to mental illness. The View co-host Joy Behar remarked, “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus ...

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Moderator’s Musing – 12 February 2018

Current Queensland Synod moderator, Rev David Baker.

So the universities are open for business again from this week and we have oversight of six residential colleges—Cromwell, Emmanuel, Grace and Kings at the University of Queensland; John Flynn at the University of North Queensland; and Raymont Residential College based in Auchenflower, which services a number of educational institutions in Brisbane. Each of these colleges seeks to provide a ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.     Our creator is the ultimate rights legislator CBN News reports on President Trump’s comments at the National Prayer Breakfast where the 45th president of the United States of America declared, “Our rights are not given to us by man. Our rights come from our Creator. No matter what, no earthly ...

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