Vol. 136, No. 26 // 8 July 2017

July 7, 2017

 

 

FEATURE

Marlies: a model Salvo

When Marlies Smedinga isn’t gracing the catwalks of Europe or shooting the latest fashion in Australia, you could find her at her local Salvation Army church in the Netherlands playing trombone in the brass band.

 

SALT & LIGHT

The new breed of superhero
Before 2017, the recipe for a multi-million-dollar-earning superhero flick was predictable: a man (generally Caucasian and potentially an alien) would experience personal tragedy, and, in a turn of events, would come by some extraordinary power, weapon or skill which prompts them to fight an evil villain.

 

CELEB BUZZ

Elise McCann: Sweet as honey

Being a good role model for impressionable young Australians isn’t an easy thing to get right these days, but actor Elise McCann has nailed it.

 

INNER LIFE

The importance of saying goodbye

Many years ago I had a boss who had a penchant for attending funerals. It didn’t matter how vaguely he knew the deceased, if we couldn’t find him in the office we knew he would be at a funeral.

 

PROFILE

After 20 years as an accountant, Salvation Army employee Malcolm Pittendrigh became CEO of Salvos Funerals—a social enterprise that has changed the face of the funeral industry in Australia by investing profits back into the frontlines of the Salvos’ work.

 

MY STORY

His Buddhist family converted to Christianity but at 18 Philip Tanean’s road to Christian faith took a detour.

 

MINI REVIEW

[ book ] Patient 71

 

PARENTING

Let’s not jump to conclusions…

The headline said it all—or did it? Jen Vuk explains why parents should think twice before jumping on the indignation bandwagon.

 

G’DAY SPORT

Mate vs mate, state vs state

Bring it on! It’s that time of the year when most Queenslanders and New South Welshmen get passionate about a crazy sporting event called State of Origin—best of three games, over six weeks, in one of the greatest rivalries in rugby league, the showpiece of this fierce, rugged and tough-as-nails sport. 

 

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