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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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Moderator’s Musing – 5 February 2018

Current Queensland Synod moderator, Rev David Baker.

Rev Graham Slaughter ministers in the Leichhardt Patrol across the central/western Darling Downs and he has been a tireless advocate for people whose lives have been disrupted and their health affected by the development of the coal seam gas industry. At his instigation, the Synod in Session has communicated to the state government our concerns about their management of this ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

Grammy gong goes to Hillsong The Sydney Morning Herald covers news of Hillsong Worship’s award at the 2018 Grammys for best contemporary Christian music performance/song. The music group won for their hit “What A Beautiful Name” and were the only Australians to be honoured at the music industry’s night of nights. “No matter how far or close you feel to ...

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Moderator’s Musing – 30 January 2018

Current Queensland Synod moderator, Rev David Baker.

Generously funded by the estate of the late Clem Jones, the pro-euthanasia groups have begun a campaign to change the law in Queensland. The end of life, and the way life on this earth finishes, is something that challenges our modern notion that as individuals—provided we have sufficient agency, which usually means sufficient money—we have the power to choose, the ...

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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.     Less bread for Gen-Z The Christian Post reports on data suggesting that today’s American teenagers are the most non-Christian generation in American history with only four out of 100 holding a true biblical worldview. The Barna Group’s research project into Generation Z’s (born between 1999 and 2015) beliefs and culture ...

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Moderator’s Musing – 23 January 2018

Current Queensland Synod moderator, Rev David Baker.

In the first of a regular column exploring the church, modern Australia and socio-political issues, Queensland Synod Moderator Rev David Baker examines the current controversy surrounding Australia Day’s date. I’ve been thinking about the Australia Day issue. Tragically, predictably, the same old two sides have rapidly formed, each battling to take the moral higher ground from which to beat up ...

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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.    Gospel number awakens Atheist’s slumber CBN News covers one atheist’s journey to Christianity via Edwin Hawkins’ “Oh Happy Day”, a gospel song made popular after it was featured in the hit movie Sister Act 2. Charlie Mackesy, a British artist and former atheist was attending a music festival when he heard ...

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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.    Trust in the pastor: the stats are a disaster Christianity Today reports on the latest Gallup poll findings which suggest less than half of Americans believe clergy are honest and have high ethical standards. According to the data, pastors are viewed as less trustworthy than judges, day-care providers, police officers, pharmacists, ...

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Illusions and mythmaking with Freud and Darwin

Freud and Darwin—two iconic-yet-controversial historical figures whose work continues to have a tremendous influence in helping us understand who we are and how we evolved. But with the release of new biographies on the pair, what other aspects of their life can we uncover? Nick Mattiske reviews. The grand theories of Darwin and Freud, along with that of Karl Marx, ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

Magnifying glass over an open Bible.

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.   Number of churches in Korea heading south Al Jazeera reports on the sharp decline of Christian churches in South Korea where more than half the population say they are non-religious despite Christianity traditionally playing a large part of Korean post-war society and along with North America, South Korea being one of ...

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