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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.   Hellish payday looms for “Angel” service Variety reports that family-friendly entertainment streamer VidAngel could be in for a massive bill after a trial commenced to determine how much the company will have to pay for copyright infringement. The service allowed users to watch popular entertainment properties such as Game of Thrones ...

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Social Responsiblity Review – 12 June

What’s coming up  Living the Change workshops  Queensland’s Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) invites you to two free workshops on 15 June, 2–5pm, and repeated on 30 June, 2–5pm, at St Andrew’s Anglican church, Vulture St, South Brisbane. Join Mark Delaney, (author of Low Carbon and Loving It) and others from ARRCC to learn ways to reduce our ...

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Crossing the cultural divide

Rev David J Hawke explores cross-cultural mission in the 21st century by looking to historical figures and how they humbly and respectfully interacted with those yet to hear the gospel message. Our world view affects us in the same way our autonomous body functions work: silently and unnoticeably. Defining our world view is hard. It is not until we encounter ...

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Book review: “Haunted by Christ” & “The Year of our Lord 1943”

Nick Mattiske reviews two new books (by Richard Harries and Alan Jacobs) featuring acclaimed writers W.H. Auden and T.S. Eliot, primarily for their work in thinking about the role of writers and artists in speaking into modernity about the deeper questions. Harries writes from within Christianity, as it were, but the various writers he discusses in the chapters of Haunted ...

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Moderators Musing – 10 June

Queensland Synod moderator, Rev David Baker. Photo: Ben Rogers

Just had a truly inspiring weekend. Friday night saw the wider church come together at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School, where the local Christian Religious Instruction Network heard how RI has been expanded to a further 16 schools in the West Moreton district due to the network’s efforts. The dinner raised just over $40 000 for this work in the coming ...

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Social responsibility review – 31 May

How do we appreciate our world? It matters not whether we can claim Celtic roots or not; it is within all of us to look at the landscape with spiritual and physical eyes and begin to appreciate it for what it is. A growing passion for the beauty of the world in which we work can lead to a renewal ...

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Moderator’s Musing – 27 May

The 34th Synod in Session was held at the Alexandra Park Conference Centre earlier this month, and from my perspective, there were some real positive takeaways.  The bible studies and the Norman and Mary Millar lecture, delivered by Professor Anne Tiernan lifted my frame of reference, and provided me with renewed imagination and a vison of creativity. Anne’s message about ...

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Social responsibility review – 23 May

What’s Coming up National Reconciliation Week This is an important annual event 27 May to 3 June for all who call Australia home. It begins with the anniversary of the successful 1967 Referendum and finishes with the High Court Mabo land rights decision. This year’s theme is “Grounded in Truth: Walk Together in Courage”. Find events near you. Resources are ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.   Christians won’t be left out of representation ABC News reports on why left-wing Christians are an emerging voting bloc this election and why their politics aren’t as simple as traditional leftists. ABC claims that, “unlike conservative Christians on the right, who rally around a distinct set of issues – including same-sex ...

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Moderator’s Musing – 17 May

Queensland Synod moderator, Rev David Baker. Photo: Ben Rogers

At a time when the Queensland Synod gathers in consensus decision-making, the Australian icon of consensus politics, Bob Hawke AC, GCL, has passed away.   Irrespective of one’s political persuasion, we can all acknowledge that Bob Hawke, of congregational church background, caught the mood of the country for something better in our communal life, and delivered on it. Together with ...

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