4 Approaches to Meaning in Life: Which is Yours?

“You have your meaning, and I have mine.” “I’m glad that your faith gives you meaning, but that’s not my meaning.” “You are free to make your meaning and I’m free to make mine.” Have you come across these thoughts before, when trying to discuss Jesus with your friends? How do you respond?   The […]

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5 Things To Do If You’re Lonely

Despite being surrounded we still feel alone. Despite Skype we are still distanced from family. The phones in our pocket allow us to call anyone we want, but it doesn’t feel appropriate to actually press the green button. Every advertisement wants our ear but no one wants to speak with us. We have 1000 friends […]

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True Devotion. October and November

  Australian Christianity A lot of Australian Christianity is comfortable, middle class, ‘don’t impact my life’ kind of stuff. Now there’s nothing wrong with being middle class, but it’s certainly fertile ground for half-hearted faith. The thing is, half-hearted faith isn’t biblical faith. Jesus called his followers to deny themselves, take up their crosses daily, […]

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6 Tips For Reading Jesus’ Simple Stories

This Sunday we begin a 3-week mini-series in Jesus’ parables. A parable is a simple story with a deeper meaning.   Symbolism Expect that characters or objects in a parable will symbolise something else.   Look for the atypical Jesus is often trying to draw our attention to the unusual element in each story: e.g. […]

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