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What if every church … formed faith at home?

What if every church formed faith at home? Photo: Supplied

In this month’s exclusive column for The Scoop, Scott Guyatt explores faith on the home front and how families can practice and express their faith outside a church setting. So the evidence seems pretty strong, and multiple studies suggest the same thing: children and young people learn faith best at home. What happens in the family context is the biggest ...

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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. Check back in every Friday to see the latest wrap up of religious news that made us think and reflect. No more shouting to the Lord Relevant reports on Hillsong senior pastor Brian Houston’s decision not to include the popular Shout to the Lord and worship juggernaut Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) in Hillsong ...

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Book review: Beyond Matter

Beyond Matter. Photo: Supplied

Science may not hold all the answers about the universe and ourselves but does it need metaphysics and philosophy? Roger Trigg’s Beyond Matter grapples with science, scientism and metaphysics while examining the big questions around purpose and design. Nick Mattiske reviews. Science has shaped our modern world, therefore our atheist friends tend to think it can explain everything, eliminating 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. Check back in every Friday to see the latest wrap up of religious news that made us think and reflect. Coming out as a son of a preacher man The Guardian features an opinion piece by a young gay man who is the son of an Anglican vicar exploring his experiences ...

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A response to Scott Guyatt’s call to embrace the arts

A photograph from Judith Parrott's "Grounded" exhibition. Photo: Judith Parrot

After Scott Guyatt recently wrote about the potential benefits to churches if they embrace the full spectrum of the arts, Rev Graham Dempster responds with how an encounter with the work of Queensland artist Judith Parrott shaped his perspective on community and faith. Bravo, Scott Guyatt: your article in The Scoop is most timely. Creativity and use of our imaginations ...

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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. Check back in every Friday to see the latest wrap up of religious news that made us think and reflect. The Bible gets a steampunk makeover for online gaming Christian Today reports on an online Bible game made in New Zealand which is taking the world by storm as it lets ...

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Book review: Charles Williams The Third Inkling

Charles Williams, the third Inkling. Photo: Oxford University Press

Grevel Lindop’s look at fantasy writer, theologian and magician Charles Williams celebrates his achievements at the same time as it reveals his darker side. Nick Mattiske evaluates how this new biography succeeds in capturing the man and his mystery. Grevel Lindop’s biography of writer Charles Williams is titled The Third Inkling, but when Williams joined the Oxford literary gatherings of ...

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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. Check back in every Friday to see the latest wrap up of religious news that made us think and reflect. Salvation Army Major Geoff Freind has died after being assaulted in Malawi during a preaching tour Earlier this week The Salvation Army released a statement announcing their concern for the well-being ...

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Film review: Jack of the Red Hearts

Jack of the Red Hearts still (2016). Photo property of Sundial Pictures.

A surprising number of films depict characters on the autism spectrum but few accurately illustrate how the neurodevelopmental disorder impacts family like Jack of the Red Hearts (2015). From the classic Rain Man (1988) to the recent The Story of Luke (2012), many filmmakers have grappled with autism as a central plot device but few can claim an intimacy to ...

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Getting acquainted with 3DM

3DM workshop participants practicing a Huddle while sitting in a circle.

Journey reported on 3DM in August, and spoke with Rev Orrell Battersby about his experiences using a systematic approach to discipleship and mission. Orrell recently attended an introductory workshop at the Queensland Synod’s office and shares his reflections with The Scoop. On 10 September around 40 people attended a 3DM introductory workshop held at the Queensland Synod’s office in Auchenflower. ...

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