Vol. 136, No. 36 // 16 September 2017

September 15, 2017

 

FEATURE

Going green for god

The Church has a long history of being at the forefront of radical movements dedicated to changing society, whether it was the Abolitionists speaking out against the commodification of human beings during the slave trade of the 18th century, or leaders like Martin Luther King Jr spearheading the US Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. 

 

CELEB BUZZ

Brooke gives her all to God

After more than 14 years in the spotlight, award-winning musician Brooke Fraser has ticked a lot off her bucket list. 

 

INNER LIFE

A Different Hope

What are you hoping for? 

I find hope to be a very interesting idea. It’s about looking forward to good things or better times even though we don’t yet see any evidence of the object. Sometimes we can be in a dark place, but hope says there’s something better on the way.

 

PROFILE

Growing up on a farm in Queensland, author Annabelle Brayley wanted to be a hairdresser but family expectations led her to a career in nursing, which proved very useful when she became a writer.

 

MY STORY

After entering a Salvation Army support program called ‘First Step’, Ellanor found faith, friendship, fellowship and family reconciliation.

 

REVIEW

The Bodyguard The Musical

Rating: 4 / 5

 

MINI REVIEW

[ book ] Bush Doctors

 

PARENTING

Uncommon Sense

There’s a popular meme that does the rounds every so often that features a mock gravestone with the epithet “R.I.P. Common Sense”. And, when it comes to all the unsolicited advice parents are given, it seems that common sense is often the one value missing amongst all the latest theories.

 

G'DAY SPORT

Sport is life

In the poem ‘If’ Rudyard Kipling wrote, “Meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two imposters just the same.” In every sporting competition someone wins and someone loses. But if an athlete is overly focused on either outcome this distracts from the now.

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