Bringing Music and Joy to Australia’s Remote Indigenous Kids: “Instruments for the Outback”

By: Clare Bruce

When Levi McGrath and Andrew Hornerman heard about the rising levels of youth suicide in Australia’s remote indigenous communities, their hearts broke—and they knew they had to take action. Read more

Masked, But Not Silenced – African Enterprise Response to COVID-19 in Kenya

By: African Enterprise

In Kenya, more than 80% of the working population are engaged in informal employment, and it is the livelihoods of these informal labourers that are devastated by COVID-19 related Public Health measures. Read more

Cultural Diversity Increases – Australia’s Latest Migration Data

By: McCrindle

The latest migration data reveals Australia is increasingly culturally diverse. Three in ten Australians (29.7%) were born overseas according to the latest ABS migration data. Read more

Christian Writer Timothy Keller Asks for Prayer After “Providential” Cancer Diagnosis

By: Clare Bruce

Author and pastor Tim Keller has asked for prayers as he announced on social media that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in its early stages. Read more

The Blessing Australia: How A Song and a Global Movement Unified Our Nation’s Churches

By: Laura Bennett

When Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes and Stephen Furtick of Elevation Church began improvising a song based on the Biblical ‘Aaron’s Blessing’, little did they know it would soon be a source of comfort for millions during a pandemic – sparking a global movemement of cross-denominational worship. Read more

How To Heal A Country: Celebrate Our Differences Says US Pastor

By: Justin Rouillon

The death of African-American man George Floyd at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer has laid bare the deep divide that exists in the US over race relations. Read more

Former Deputy Prime Minister Tribute to the Late Ravi Zacharias — “A Superb and Gracious Mind”

By: Hope 103.2

It may well be that not many Australians have heard of Ravi Zacharias, the Indian-born America-living Christian apologist. However, those who have would know him as a man who had a superb and gracious mind and who had helped an extraordinary number of people — including countless Australians — ‘find’ themselves. Read more

Remembering The Baby We Lost: Singer Chris Sebastian Opens Up About His Song, ‘Soon’

By: Clare Bruce

When singer Chris Sebastian and his wife lost a baby during pregnancy in 2018, it couldn’t have been more devastating. Read more

Free Online Concerts and Talks – June 1 to 5, 2020

By: Kim Wilkinson

As part of this year’s CONNECT20 Online – an Australian Media and Arts Summit, you can take part in some of the online experience – for free!

While the entire summit includes over 30 interactive talks, and interviews, there are also a number of free public concert events and inspiring talks to entertain and encourage you – as we emerge into a brave new world.

Created Exclusively For You

These concerts and talks have been created especially for the CONNECT20 Online Summit, and have never been seen before. Register to watch these exclusive concerts from musicians like for King & Country, We Are Messengers, Michael W Smith and more, plus experience talks with Bob Goff, Will Graham and Dr Caroline Leaf – find details for each, and the links to register below.

Dr Caroline Leaf on How to Detox your Brain in 5 Steps

Free Online Session, Monday 1st June, 3pm
Dr Caroline Leaf, author, international speaker, communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist, shares her insight on why we spend so much time detoxing our bodies through different diets and exercise routines, but we tend to forget to detox our most important organ: the brain.

So how do we detox our brains? Through our minds. We can overcome past experiences that are holding us back and we can overcome toxic thinking patterns that are keeping us from living up to our full potential by learning to harness the power of our minds to change the structure of our brains.

Dr Leaf spent the last 30 years developing a mind-based technique, based on the science of thoughts and memory formation, to help detox and rewire our brains. Her 5-step process only takes 7-16 minutes a day, and in 21 days you will have started rewiring your brain for success.

Register now for free online session with Dr Caroline Leaf

We Are Messengers in Live Concert

Free Online Concert, Tuesday 2nd June, 6pm

Darren and the band of We Are Messengers bring a special intimate acoustic event with a never-before-seen concert recorded in front of a live audience just before lockdown. Feel the energy and passion of this Irish American band, up close and personal.

Register now for We Are Messengers free concert event

A Message of Hope with Will Graham and Crowder

Free Online Session, Wednesday 3rd June, 11am

In this live-streamed free event direct from Ashville, North Carolina – Will Graham will be joined by Crowder to share a message of hope for all the world.

Register now for free online session with Will Graham and Crowder

We Rise As One – The Arthouse Sessions Concert

Free Online Concert, Thursday 4th June, 6pm

Join homegrown host and singer/songwriter Nathan Tasker live from the Arthouse in Nashville for an evening of unplugged sessions and conversations with Michael W Smith, Elle Limebear, Matthew West and Jordan Feliz.

Register now for free online Arthouse Sessions Concert event

It’s Time to Dream Big All Over Again With Bob Goff

Free Online Session, Friday 5th June, 11am

Bob Goff is the author of the New York Times bestselling Love Does and Everybody, Always as well as the bestselling Love Does for Kids. He is the Honorary Consul to the Republic of Uganda, an attorney, and the founder of Love Does — a nonprofit human rights organisation operating in Uganda, India, Nepal, Iraq, and Somalia. Bob is a lover of balloons, cake pops, and helping people pursue their big dreams. His greatest ambitions in life are to love others, do stuff and, most importantly, to hold hands with his wife, sweet Maria Goff, and spend time with their amazing kids.

Register now for free online session with Bob Goff

For King & Country Live Concert

Free Online Concert, Friday 5th June, 6pm

Join Aussie Ex-Pats, for King & Country, live from their home in Nashville for an exclusive conversation and live performance, as we celebrate the end of an amazing week online at CONNECT20.

Register now to see For King & Country free concert event

About the author: Kim Wilkinson is a media and communications professional who specialises in building community and valuable relationships.

“He Saw Objections as a Cry of The Heart” – Obituary: Ravi Zacharias, Apologist (1946 – 2020)

By: Matthew Fearon

When Ravi Zacharias was a cricket-loving boy on the streets of India, his mother called him in to meet the local sari-seller-turned-palm reader. Read more