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How to help your community when disaster strikes

Everyone wants to help in a crisis. By being prepared and understanding the local disaster management plan, churches can act quickly and use their resources where they are most effective. Here’s a checklist drawn from the new Queensland Synod publication Good advice for churches, congregations and faith groups ministering in disaster-affected communities. Understand the big picture. Government agencies, volunteer groups ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.   Does The Monthly really know the faith of ScoMo? Eternity News takes The Monthly to task over their article exploring Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Christian faith. Declaring The Monthly “disastrously wrong”, journalist John Sandeman claims some of the errors should have been obvious to sub-editors and that the article’s take on Pentecostalism ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.  Sign of the times or just misinformed? The Queensland Times has news of the latest controversial sign outside the Gosford Anglican Church causing a stir in light of the national debate around pill testing at music festivals. Reading “When will we love our kids more than being right”, the sign is ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.  Lady not gaga over Pence’s Christianity NBC News has news of Lady Gaga’s statements at a Las Vegas concert where she condemned US Vice President Mike Pence and his wife’s Christianity. Speaking to over 5000 fans at the MGM Park Theater, Gaga stated, “To Mike Pence, who thinks it’s acceptable that ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.    Faith might be best for a good night’s rest Religion News Service details information about a new study released in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion which found a strong faith could be a key factor in getting a good sleep. The study, “Sleep Quality and the Stress-Buffering ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.    Devils loom with technology boom Gizmodo examines Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill’s comments that technology like mobile phones and social media could spell the end times for humanity and the rise of Satan. Speaking to the Russia-1 TV network, Kirill warned of “falling into slavery” to smartphones and that “user ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.    Rocky road ahead for Godly licence plate?   CBN News reports on the controversial religious licence plates the American state of Mississippi is planning to distribute this year. In 2014 Republican Governor Phil Bryant signed legislation to add the motto “In God We Trust” to the state seal and in ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week. This will be the final Religion wrap for 2018. Thanks to everyone for reading.  Explosive truth behind site of Jesus’ baptism Christianity Today goes in-depth on the current state of Jesus’ baptism site on Jordan River’s shore and the dangerous conditions which have been the legacy of the Six-Day War when ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.    God’s rules back in schools? CBN News reports that Texas State Representative Dan Flynn is pushing for teachers in public schools to be able to display the Ten Commandments in classrooms with new legislation that would prohibit the board of trustees of an independent school from banning the posting of ...

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6 Christmas gift ideas that don’t cost the planet

It’s that time of year again when people rack their brains thinking of what to buy their friends and family for Christmas. UnitingWorld’s Marcus Campbell suggests six items that won’t cost the planet.  We all say Christmas isn’t about the presents, and we mean it. Ask around. It’s about family and friends, our neighbourhoods buzzing with community spirit, parents belting out Michael ...

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