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Gittins’ Gospel: The Economics of Just About Everything

Allen & Unwin 2012 RRP $26.99 Reviewed by David Weddell. Gittins' Gospel: Religious book or not? On first glance, the cover picture of an older man in priestly clothes would suggest this is book belongs in Christian bookstores. On second glance, the subtitle, "The economics of just about everything" and the back cover information that Gittins is an economics journalist ...

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Fools, Liars, Cheaters and Other Bible Heroes

Franciscan Media, 2012 RRP $23.95 Reviewed by Wendy Scott. Fools, Liars, Cheaters and Other Bible Heroes is a set of 28 studies, each dealing with the life, background and actions of one of the very flawed personalities God chose to do his will. Some of the chapter headings say much about this book’s approach: · Rebecca: Beautiful Bride to Manipulative ...

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Blue like jazz

2013 Reviewed by David Weddell. Based on the best-selling book of the same title and funded by the donations of thousands of fans, Blue Like Jazz is not a stereotypical Christian movie, and that's a big part of what makes it great. Rated M, this semi-biographical movie is edgy because it is realistic. The plot firmly grabs your attention, partially ...

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Funding things that matter

UnitingCare Australia's National Director, Lin Hatfield Dodds said today that long run social priorities can be delivered in this year's Federal Budget by redistributing existing revenue and scaling back wasteful tax concessions. "The starting point for the 2013 Budget is that the economy is performing well, but is vulnerable to weak international conditions. "While this context does not give the ...

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Week of prayer for christian unity

Members of the Uniting Church are urged to join with other Christian churches in a week of prayer organised by the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA). "We invite all of our members to join our brothers and sisters from other churches to celebrate the unity that is ours in Christ," said the President of the Uniting Church Assembly ...

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Government urged to keep its promise to the poor

The Micah Challenge coalition welcomes an unprecedented alliance of local and global voices, who have this week called on the Government to keep its promise to increase aid in the upcoming Federal Budget. Australian business leaders, aid organisations, churches and the Greens party, as well as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) have all highlighted the value in ...

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Selflessness, sacrifice and the still small voice

This edition of Journey is all about celebrating those who put others before themselves. From prison chaplains (page 14) to volunteers who work tirelessly for a cause or organisation they believe in. The Uniting Church is full of these people. Sometimes they are up the front urging people to understand the difference we can make in the lives of others; ...

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Rebuilding community, again

Exactly two years, two months and two days after the terrible floods of January 2011, the people of Laidley, west of Brisbane, were inundated once again. But while the flood waters swept away so much, they couldn't take the community's spirit. Laidley Uniting Church minister Euan McDonald reflects on the months that followed. Our church still has many reminders of ...

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Bridging the divide

Mining touches the lives of rural people in a very different way to those in cities. Katie Lewis reports on an organisation bringing the two groups together. Bridging the Divide is a non-profit organisation established late last year to create communication and support networks amongst rural, regional and urban communities impacted by coal and coal seam gas mining. Founder, Annette ...

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Open your heart; find your voice

Song for Marion Stars: Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston, Terence Stamp Rated: PG Reviewed by Sue and Kate Hutchinson mother and daughter. Song for Marion is a genuinely affecting story of love, friendship, heartache, persistence, hope and redemption. For fans of Quartet, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Calendar Girls, this warm-hearted movie, even if predictable, will delight and move you. ...

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