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Boyhood grows and grows

Boyhood star, Ellar Coltrane. Photo: IFC Films.

Filmed with the same cast over a period of 12 years, it’s clear Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is angling to be the greatest coming-of-age movie of all time. At the start of the film Mason (Ellar Coltrane) is a cherub-faced six-year-old. Then, over nearly three hours he grows into an 18-year-old college student. Mason’s path to adulthood is not easy. His ...

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October Journey now available

The October edition of Journey magazine is now available in PDF. You can download this edition and all previous editions back to 2005 on the download page. Unapologetically us My housemate has a moustache. It suits him, but it’s unusual to see someone in their 20s wearing such a style. If you ask him about it he’ll shrug and say “I’ve just got to do me”. ...

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Discovering Doctor DD

Portrait of Dr Dayalan Devanesen. Photo taken by Rohan Salmond.

Servant leadership rooted in love for the other can make a radical difference. Rohan Salmond spoke to Mudgeeraba Uniting Church member Dr Dayalan Devanesen AM about loving action, bicultural healthcare and community empowerment. Dr Dayalan Devanesen AM began his medical career with a blessing. “When I was 12 I happened to meet Dr Ida Scudder, who founded Christian Medical College, ...

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September Journey now available

The September 2014 edition of Journey is now available!

The September edition of Journey magazine is now available in PDF. You can download this edition and all previous editions back to 2005 on the download page. What have you got? Stewardship is a little bit like eating a Pop-Tart for breakfast. Let me explain. One morning I skipped the most important meal of the day (I know, I know; I’m trying to be better) ...

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Christian care providers lodge submissions on welfare reform

Anglicare Australia, Baptist Care Australia, Catholic Social Services Australia, the Salvation Army and UnitingCare Australia

Australia’s major church health and community service providers are today lodging submissions on the Welfare Review Interim Report, and are encouraging the reference panel to keep top-of-mind some key themes and principles when reviewing feedback. National Director of UnitingCare Australia, Lin Hatfield Dodds said it is positive that the McClure Review is looking at the adequacy of welfare payments. “Welfare should give ...

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August Journey now available

The August edition of Journey magazine is now available in PDF. You can download this edition and all previous editions back to 2005 on the download page. Invest for others When I lived on Iona in Scotland, I heard a very interesting interpretation of the Parable of the Talents, the story Jesus tells about a master entrusting three of his ...

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Australia loses credible climate voice

Coal-fired power plant with snoke. Photo by iStock

The repeal of the carbon tax will reportedly reduce household electricity bills by up to 50c per day, but is the long-term cost worth it? Rohan Salmond reports. Bucking global trends, Australia became the first nation to repeal its carbon price legislation when bills cleared the Senate in July. In a joint media release, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Minister ...

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Imagine me complexly: John Green

New York Times bestselling author John Green teaches literature via YouTube. Photo taken by CrashCourse.

Following John Green’s inclusion in this year’s Time 100 and the adaptation of his latest novel into a blockbuster movie, Rohan Salmond talks to him about church, community, teenagers and the universe that wants to be noticed. There are thousands of John Greens in the world, including lawyers, teachers, politicians and even a Bigfoot expert. But John Green the novelist ...

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July Journey now available

Journey July's magazine cover masterhead

The July edition of Journey magazine is now available in PDF. You can download this edition and all previous editions back to 2005 on the download page. Keep it up! You know that feeling you get around the beginning of July? A creeping realisation which suddenly hits with a bittersweet epiphany—the year is half over! How did that happen? The previous six months ...

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Church questions Cambodia “solution”

Prime Minister of Cambodia, Hun Sen has reached a resettlement deal with the Australian government and is addressing the media. Photo by World Economic Forum.

Ahead of Refugee Week, Sue Hutchinson and Rohan Salmond examine the federal government’s pursuit of a regional solution in asylum seeker policy. The federal government renewed its commitment to offshore processing of asylum seekers in the 2014 Budget with the closure of six onshore detention centres. The government is also in talks with Cambodia to resettle an as yet unknown ...

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