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Easter Madness? More like Easter Radness

There’s nothing quite like throwing a bunch high schoolers into an action-packed weekend of worship, adventure and fun! Easter Madness 2018 brought together over 150 high schoolers, leaders and helpers from across Queensland to grow in faith, friendship and community. Emma Holmes reports. It’s hard not to just say “you had to be there!” in trying to grasp the overwhelming ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.    Here lies America’s Pastor USA Today report that congressional leaders joined President Trump in praising Billy Graham as America’s pastor during a private ceremony at the U.S. Capital earlier in the week. The president called Graham “an ambassador for Christ,” who changed America and the world. Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.      Easter eggs-iled from chocolate? News.com.au reports on chocolate maker Cadbury’s denials that it removed the word “Easter” from their chocolate eggs. Following Footy Show presenter Erin Molan publicly questioning why her chocolate eggs didn’t have the word “Easter” on the packaging, Cadbury released an official statement pointing to their other ...

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Resurrecting peace in a world of violence

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

As the seasons of the church’s year bring us around again to Easter, we are given a renewed opportunity to again enter into what for the Christian faith is the heart of the whole Judeo–Christian tradition. Pared to what could be described as observable, we have a Jewish rabbi who wants renewal of the faith of his people; a few ...

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The BIG ACT you MUST do this Easter to really embody Jesus

At the heart of the Easter narrative is a miraculous tale of life after death, of sacrifice and renewal, but how can we practise this concept of resurrection in today’s world? Dr John Frederick—Trinity College Queensland’s New Testament Lecturer—reflects on Jesus’ miracle and how Uniting Church members can embody resurrection in their own faith communities. With the coming of Easter, ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.      Mike gets Pence-ive about faith CBN News reports US Vice President Mike Pence‘s comments in response to claims by popular television show The View that his hearing Jesus Christ was akin to mental illness. The View co-host Joy Behar remarked, “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus ...

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True faith on display at Easter Madness

This year’s sponsored candidates from outside the south east corner. Photo: Steve Molkentin

What do you get when you add over 170 energy-filled young people with games, worship and minimal sleep? The answer is Easter Madness 2017. Ben Tupou reports. A week before Easter, young people from across the state gathered at the Sunshine Coast Recreational Centre to worship, express their creativity, and learn more about God and faith in today’s society. An ...

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(Good) Friday’s religion wrap

Photo of a magnifying glass over an open Bible.

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week.  Palms wave in glee as Jesus visits the Quay Insights covers a special appearance of Jesus (well, an actor playing him) at Circular Quay to commemorate Palm Sunday. Wesley Mission congregation members, supporters, volunteers and staff gathered in the iconic Sydney district to wave palm fronts and sing praises, much to the ...

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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.  Islam on the rise as Christians downsize Daily Mail Australia reports on a latest Pew Research Center report which finds Islam could overtake Christianity as the world’s largest religion by the end of the century. The Muslim population rose to 1.8 billion by 2015 with a rise of 150 million over the ...

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Reconnecting with stories that matter

Easter cartoon

Phil Day’s cartoon above highlights the juxtaposition the church in many parts of the west is finding itself in relation to the broader western society. I recently noticed one hotel in Brisbane advertising a family-friendly Easter, with Easter egg hunts, special menus, the whole nine yards. While there are powerful commercial and ideological interests at play now in the Easter ...

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