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Stop the Violence: A Church’s Bold Move to Stamp Out Abuse

By: Michael Crooks

It’s an alarming stat that shocked Australians: 55 women died at the hands of their intimate partner last year. It means that on average, at least one woman dies each week as the result of domestic violence. Read more

The City and The City: Living In Formational And Worshiping Distance

By: Stephen McAlpine

In his novel The City and The City, English author China Mieville sets a murder mystery in two cities, Beszel and Ul Quoma.  Bezsel is run down and grimy (think Eastern bloc 1970s), while Ul Quoma is all Singapore glitz and glam.

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The Future of Worship: How COVID Changed the Way We Church

By: Michael Crooks

The pandemic altered the way many people come together to worship, but according to some church leaders, that change is here to stay. Read more

Church’s Silence on Sex has Led Christians to Look to the World for Answers

By: Amy Cheng

Most Christians’ understanding of sex and sexuality has been shaped by the world because the church has been largely silent about the issue, according to an expert on God and sexuality. Read more

The Right Coloured Ashtrays for Church

By: Stephen McAlpine

You know God’s doing something special when you’re choosing the colour of the ashtrays for the church not the colour of the carpet.

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Red Rope Christianity

By: Stephen McAlpine

Flying. Remember that? I flew a lot in 2019 for my job, mostly interstate within Australia (which admittedly is a big place), but also some international flights. 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

We Got What We Prayed For: Important Lessons the Western Church is Learning in Lockdown

By: Laura Bennett

Attending church online has become a norm for many congregations in this pandemic. Linking in with people from your own church as well as others around the globe, as you enjoy a coffee in your lounge room, has become standard Sunday fare. Read more

Children’s Entertainer Colin Buchanan Creates Online Kids Church

By: Laura Bennett

Keeping the kids entertained is a tall order at the moment. Between the closure of their usual outdoor hangouts and the time pressure on parents, giving kids meaningful activities to do can be tough. Read more